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Gilbert Agnew Hunt
American tennis player and mathematician

Gilbert Agnew Hunt

Gilbert Agnew Hunt
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Intro American tennis player and mathematician
A.K.A. Gilbert Hunt, Gilbert A. Hunt, Giddy Hunt
Was Athlete Tennis player Mathematician
From United States of America
Field Mathematics Sports
Gender male
Birth 4 March 1916, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA
Death 30 May 2008, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA (aged 92 years)
Star sign Pisces
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Washington State University
Princeton University
George Washington University
Stanford University
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Gilbert Agnew Hunt, Jr. (March 4, 1916 – May 30, 2008) was an American mathematician and amateur tennis player active in the 1930s and 1940s.

Tennis career

Hunt reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. National Championships in 1938 and 1939.

Scientific career

Hunt received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University in 1938 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1948 under Salomon Bochner. Hunt became a mathematics professor at Princeton University specializing in probability theory, Markov processes, and potential theory.

The Hunt process is named after him. He was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 1962 in Stockholm. His doctoral students include Robert McCallum Blumenthal and Richard M. Dudley.

Hunt's theorem

Hunt's theorem states that for a large class of positive kernels V {\displaystyle V} satisfying "the complete maximum principle" of potential theory, there corresponds a contraction resolvent and associated sub-Markovian semigroup P t {\displaystyle P_{t}} with

V f = 0 P t f d t   . {\displaystyle Vf=\int _{0}^{\infty }P_{t}fdt~.} ( V {\displaystyle V} is called the "potential kernel" of the semigroup.)

Selected publications

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