By Frank Spitzer (auth.), Rick Durrett, Harry Kesten (eds.)
This choice of articles is devoted to Frank Spitzer at the celebration of his sixty fifth birthday. The articles, written through a bunch of his buddies, colleagues, former scholars and coauthors, are meant to illustrate the key impression Frank has had on likelihood conception for the final 30 years and probably can have for a few years to come back. Frank has continually beloved new phenomena, fresh formulations and stylish proofs. He has created or unfolded numerous study parts and it's not outstanding that many of us are nonetheless understanding the implications of his innovations. in terms of advent we've reprinted a few of Frank's seminal articles in order that the reader can simply see for himself the purpose of foundation for far of the study awarded the following. those articles of Frank's take care of houses of Brownian movement, fluctuation idea and power thought for random walks, and, in fact, interacting particle platforms. The final sector used to be began via Frank as a part of the overall resurgence of treating difficulties of statistical mechanics with rigorous probabilistic tools.