International Pierre Gy Sampling Association: A New Beginning

Claudia Paoletti

DOI: 10.62178/sst.001.005

The founding of the Theory of Sampling (TOS) by Dr. Pierre Gy in the 1950’s marked the start of a new era for key industrial sectors where sampling is applied to help taking informed decisions. Initially, Gy’s ground-breaking work was mainly valued in the economic-geology sector (mining, exploration, mineral processing, metals, cement), where his nine books and hundreds of speeches provided a completely new framework to start solving salient sampling issues and addressing the adverse effects caused by heterogeneity. Only fifty years later, around the turn of the millennium, the wider relevance and applicability of TOS across a broad range of societal sectors, disciplines, and domains where sampling is important for decision-making processes, came to the fore. [...]

Published in Issue 1 · January 2024

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Paoletti, C. (2024). International Pierre Gy Sampling Association: A New Beginning. Sampling Science & Technology, January 2024(1), 38-41.


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