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Bernoulli Society Bulletin e-Briefs

Issue 60, April 2024




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Bernoulli Society Golden Jubilee

Join us this year in celebrating 50 years of the Bernoulli Society at the 11th World Congress in Bochum (August 12-16, 2024), and throughout the year. To mark the occasion, we have introduced a “50 year logo” (below, and on our homepage banner). Feel free to use it in any fitting context to celebrate our Society. Read about our Society’s history here, and stay tuned for more!

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General News

New Appointments

We are delighted to announce two new appointments. Panki Kim (SNU, South Korea) has become the new Chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes, taking over from Claudio Landim as of February 2024. Ajay Jasra (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China) has been elected as the new Chair of the East-Asian and Pacific Regional Committee, succeeding Zengjing Chen as of February 2024. We extend our sincere gratitude to Claudio Landim and Zengjing Chen for their dedicated service over the past years.

New Researcher Award – Call for Applications

The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications to the 2025 New Researcher Award. Each awardee shall deliver a talk at a special invited session during the 65th ISI World Statistics Congress to be held in The Hague from October 5-10, 2025, and will receive a funding up to 1000 EUR to offset travel and other expenses. Bernoulli News will publish their pictures and a paragraph about their work. Eligible candidates are active researchers in Mathematical Statistics who obtained the PhD degree on or after June 15th, 2019, and who are regular members of the Bernoulli Society. An extension may be given to those having had disruptions after receiving the PhD, such as parenthood. Diversity among the awardees is one of the Society’s goals, and therefore women and members of under- represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should apply through the web form here and send the required documents to the e-mail address indicated in the form, by June 15th, 2024.

Wolfgang Doeblin Prize – Call for Nominations

The Bernoulli Society welcomes nominations for the 2024 Wolfgang Doeblin Prize. The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize, which was founded in 2011 and is generously sponsored by Springer, is awarded biannually to a single individual who is in the beginning of his or her mathematical career, for outstanding research in the field of probability theory. Nominations should be communicated to the Award Committee by sending an email to with subject heading: Doeblin Prize 2024. Each nomination should be sent by April 12th, 2024. For more details, both of eligibility for the award and of what is needed for the nomination, please visit the extended version of the call here and the prize webpage here.

Willem van Zwet Medal – Call for Nominations

Nominations are open for the third award of the Bernoulli Society’s Willem van Zwet medal. This medal is awarded for special service to the Bernoulli Society. The first and second awards were made in 2021 to Maria Eulalia Vares and in 2023 to Thomas Mikosch. Nominations for the 2025 Willem van Zwet Medal should be communicated by email to the Willem van Zwet Medal Committee care of The deadline for nominations is July 22nd, 2024, at noon UTC. For more details, both of eligibility for the award and of what is needed for the nomination, please visit the webpage here.

Call for Photographs and Video Footage

As the Bernoulli Society approaches its 50th year of existence, we are launching an effort to collect and archive photographs and video footage related to the society — whether from the distant or more recent past. If you have material you would like to share, please contact Ms Kamila Siuda at by May 1st, 2024.

Michael Talagrand Wins 2024 Abel Prize

Michel Talagrand awarded the 2024 Abel Prize «for his groundbreaking contributions to probability theory and functional analysis, with outstanding applications in mathematical physics and statistics». The Abel Prize, established in 2002, is named after Niels Henrik Abel, Norway’s greatest mathematician throughout the times.

Sad News

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Wolfgang Wefelmeyer. He passed away peacefully on January 15th, 2024. The Bernoulli Society extends its sincere condolences to his family.


Events Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by Bernoulli Society

42nd Finnish Summer School on Probability and Statistics

May 27–31, 2024
Lammi, Finland

The Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Stochastics and Statistics (FDNSS), in co-sponsorship with the Bernoulli Society, invites doctoral students in probability, statistics, and related areas, to attend one-week intensive courses on active research topics in probability and statistics, lectured by leading scholars in the field. Advanced MSc students, fresh postdocs and everyone in the research and applied field are welcome too. Registration is now open.

Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen Memorial Conference

May 29–31, 2024
Aarhus, Denmark

We are happy to share the announcement of the Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen Memorial Conference, taking place at the Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Denmark. The aim of the conference is to cover many of the numerous fields of science that Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen contributed to and to address recent research developments in these fields. A prominent list of speakers will be presenting their work at the conference. Registration remains open until April 30th, 2024. See the conference website for the full list of speakers, as well as for further details on the conference.

BS-IMS World Congress Pre-Meeting for Young Researchers 2024

August 10–11, 2024
Essen, Germany

We are happy to announce the upcoming Bernoulli-IMS World Congress Pre-Meeting for Young Researchers 2024! It will take place in August 2024 on the campus of University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Among others, the pre-meeting features lectures by Emmanuel Candès (Stanford University) on conformal inference and Remco van der Hofstad (TU Eindhoven) on networks, and offers sessions with career advice for young researchers. Scholarships for participants from low/middle income countries are available.

BS-IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics

August 12–16, 2024
Bochum, Germany

The Bernoulli-IMS 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics will take place in August 2024 on the campus of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Held every four years, the Congress is a worldwide event covering all branches of statistics and probability. This includes theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, as well as stochastic processes. The latest scientific developments in all of these fields are showcased.

Take a look at the provisional program (information about the program is continuously updated):

BIRS Workshop on Causal Inference and Prediction for Network Data

August 18–23, 2024
Banff, Canada

The Banff International Research Station will host the Causal Inference and Prediction for Network Data workshop in Banff, Canada, in co-sponsorship with the Bernoulli Society, through its Committee on Statistical Network Science. The workshop will bring researchers from theory, computation, and different applications together, to help theoreticians and methodologists focus on real problems, and to alert application researchers to the newest developments in methods. Virtual access to the workshop will be available via Zoom. Spaces will be limited. If interested in an invitation to attend, please contact Tianxi Li at

65th ISI World Statistics Congress 2025

October 5–9, 2025
The Hague, Netherlands

The ISI World Statistics Congress 2025 will be held in October 2025 in The Hague, Netherlands. It takes place every two years, since 1887, and it represents the leading congress on statistics and data science worldwide. The programme will span the full field of statistics and data science including academia, business, industry, government and official statistics in line with the breadth of the ISI and the Associations affiliated with the ISI. Please note that the conference has been postponed from July to October. Refer to the conference website for any updates, as well as for further details on the conference.


Recent Issues of Official and Sponsored Publications

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Co-Sponsored Publications

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