On Thursday 25 August 2011, at 13.30, the Bernoulli Society General Assembly Meeting will take place in the Dublin Convention Centre, Liffey Meeting Room 2, during the 58th ISI World Statistics Congress in Dublin, August, 21-26, 2011. Members and nonmembers of the Society are invited to participate. Voting is reserved to Bernoulli Society members.
The Prize is to honour the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin. It will be awarded for outstanding work in the field of probability, to a single individual who is at the beginning of his or her mathematical career.
The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize is generously supported by Springer. The awardee will be invited to submit to the journal Probability Theory and Related Fields a paper for publication as the Wolfgang Doeblin Prize Article, and will also be invited to present a Doeblin Prize Lecture in a later Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.
Bernoulli prize for an outstanding survey article in probability - Call for nominations
A new international web-based mentor programme for Ph.D students in statistics and probability at universities in developing countries is launched, sponsored by the International Statistical Institute and the Bernoulli Society. Ph.D students can enrol for the programme online and are put in contact with volunteer senior statisticians. The programme is based in Oslo, see http://statmentoring.nr.no to find out more on what the programme does. If you wish to join you can enrol as a mentor, or join as a student.
The Executive Committee and Council of the Bernoulli Society approved a special issue of the Bernoulli Journal for the year 2013 to commemorate the 300 anniversary of the publication of the Ars Conjectandi by Jacob Bernoulli.
The guest editors will be Richard Davis and Thomas Mikosch.
It will consist of a series of invited papers that will provide a glimpse at future directions in probability and statistics from new application areas, to the development of new models, to the emerging interfaces between statistics and probability with other sciences, as well as essays on the future of probability and mathematical statistics. It will be in addition to the four numbers of the annual volume and will have electronic open access to everybody.
New Bernoulli Prize
The increase in both the breadth and the mathematical technicality of many areas of specialization in probability and statistics can be mitigated by expertly written survey articles that will communicate an historic perspective on the successes, failures, and general health of important areas, as well as provide young researchers with a point of entry to the frontiers of a given field. To acknowledge the general importance of such efforts, The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability is pleased to announce the establishment of ``The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Probability or Mathematical Statistics''.
Wolfgang Doeblin Prize
The Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes is pleased to announce the approval by the Bernoulli Society Council of a new prize. The prize is to honour the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin and to recognize and promote outstanding work by researchers at the beginning of their mathematical careers in the field of Probability. For details see: Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.
Bernoulli Society Fees for 2011 - 70% reduction now for members from developing countries
The Bernoulli Society Council has recently decided to keep, in general, the same membership fees for 2011 as for 2010, but some new benefits have been added.
For example, members from "developing countries" are offered a 70% reduction now (instead of 50%) and receive an extra reduction for the personal hard copy subscription of the BERNOULLI JOURNAL. Moreover, the list of developing countries for the latter membership and subscription was extended for 2011. This list will be subsequently updated with the three lower categories of the classification countries of the World Bank.
Further benefits have been achieved for all BS members like, e.g., a new 15% discount on two journals from the Applied Probability Trust: Advances in Applied Probability and Journal of Applied Probability.