Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 13749, 10 pages
Review Article

A Philatelic Excursion with Jeff Hunter in Probability and Matrix Theory

George P. H. Styan1 and Götz Trenkler2

1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, 805 Ouest, Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal H3A 2K6, Québec, Canada
2Fachbereich Statistik, Universität Dortmund, Dortmund 44221, Germany

Received 15 May 2007; Accepted 8 August 2007

Academic Editor: Paul Cowpertwait

Copyright © 2007 George P. H. Styan and Götz Trenkler. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present an excursion with Jeff Hunter, visiting some of his research topics. Specifically, we will present some facts about certain people whose work seems to have influenced Jeff in his scientific career; we illustrate our presentation with postage stamps that have been issued in honour of these people. Our main guide is Hunter’s two-volume book entitled Mathematical Techniques of Applied Probability (Academic Press, 1983).