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Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis
Volume 7 (1994), Issue 3, Pages 215-237

Lajos Takács and his work

1Department of Applied Mathematics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne 32901, FL, USA
2Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, MD, USA

Received 1 May 1994; Revised 1 October 1994

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


This paper, written in honor of the 70th birthday of Lajos Takács, addresses his life and work, and includes some personal observations and appreciation of his contributions. In particular, it includes a short biography, an informal discussion of some of his major research areas (queueing, fluctuations, waiting time processes, and random rooted trees), and an account of the relationship of his work to that of Félix Pollaczek.