St John's College Oxford

Professor David Stirzaker

Emeritus Research Fellow in Mathematics


I used to give tutorials in various branches of pure and applied mathematics including, for example:- probability, random processes, statistics, applied analysis, and functions of a complex variable. I have written, severally and jointly, five textbooks on probability and random processes, ranging from elementary and introductory up to graduate level. [Published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press].

Research Interests

I am interested in probability and its ramifications.  I have recently completed 'The Cambridge Dictionary of Probability and its Applications'; and at the American Publishers Association 2016 PROSE awards for excellence in scholarly publishing, this book was runner-up in the Mathematics category.  At present I am writing another book on probability and stochastics.