• Large Deviations: An Introduction to 2007 Abel Prize

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      Large deviation principle (LDP); rate function; Cramer’s theorem; Sanov’s theorem; Esscher transform/tilt; convex conjugates; Laplace’s method; Varadhan’s lemma; weak convergence of probability measures; empirical distribution; Himilton-Jacobi equation; Burger’s equation; va

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      2007 Abel prize has been awarded to S R S Varadhan for creating a unified theory of large deviations. We attempt to give a flavour of this branch of probability theory, highlighting the role of Varadhan.

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      S Ramasubramanian1

      1. Stat.-Math. Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 8th Mile, Mysore Road, Bangalore 560 059, India
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