Hans-Otto Georgii

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Hans-Otto Georgii (born September 15, 1944 in Cottbus ; † May 16, 2017 ) was a German mathematician who dealt with stochastics . He was a professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich .


Georgii received his doctorate in 1972 from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg under Konrad Jacobs (phase transitions of the first kind in lattice gas models). He completed his habilitation in Heidelberg in 1978 and became professor at the University of Munich in 1981.

Georgii dealt with spatial stochastic systems such as lattice gas models of statistical mechanics and spin-lattice models, Gibbs measures, phase transitions and theory of large deviations.

He is known for a stochastics textbook that has also been translated into English.

From 1982 to 1984 he was co-editor of the Annals of Probability and from 1992 of Probability Theory and Related Fields.


  • Stochastics. Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics, 5th edition, De Gruyter 2015
    • English edition: Stochastics. Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 2nd edition, DeGruyter 2013
  • Gibbs measure and phase transitions, De Gruyter 1988, 2nd edition 2011
  • Canonical Gibbs measures: some extensions of de Finetti's representation theorem for interacting particle systems, Springer 1979
  • Type 1 phase transition in lattice gas models: classical systems of particles of the same type with paired interaction, Springer 1972
  • Large Deviations and Maximum Entropy Principle for Interacting Random Fields on , Ann. Prob., Vol. 21, 1993, pp. 1845-1875, Project Euclid
  • Large Deviations and the Equivalence of Ensembles for Gibbsian Particle Systems with Superstable Interaction, Probability Theory and Related Fields, Volume 99, 1994, pp. 171-195
  • The Equivalence of Ensembles for Classical Systems of Particles, J. Statist. Phys., Vol. 80, 1995, pp. 1341-1378
  • Mixing Properties of Induced Random Transformations, Ergodic Theory & Dynam. Systems, Vol. 17, 1997, pp. 839-847
  • with Olle Häggström : Phase Transitions in Continuum Potts models, Commun. Math. Phys., Vol. 181, 1996, pp. 507-528, Project Euclid


  • E. Baake, D. Dürr, H. Föllmer, E. Georgii, F. Merkl, S. Rolles: Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Georgii . In: Carathéodory Society for the Promotion of Mathematics in Business, University and School at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München eV (Ed.): MATHE-LMU.DE . No. 35 , June 2017, p. 8–9 ( caratheodory-gesellschaft-lmu.de [PDF]).

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hans-Otto Georgii obituary notice. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung . May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  2. Hans-Otto Georgii in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)Template: MathGenealogyProject / Maintenance / id used