Spiegelman, Tobin, James, Sheather, Wexler, and Roundhill win 2008 Statistics in Chemistry Award for Annals of Applied Statistics Article.
The 2008 Statistics in Chemistry Award goes to Cliff Spiegelman, William A. Tobin, William D. James, Simon J. Sheather, Stuart Wexler, and D. Max Roundhill for “Chemical and forensic analysis of JFK assassination bullet lots: Is a second shooter possible?” The Annals of Applied Statistics, (2007), Vol. 1, No. 2, 287-301. An exemplary paper, the subject is of interest to a large audience and the research was done carefully, with all the steps clearly described. It truly demonstrates a powerful statistics application in the chemistry area with a good combination of statistics and chemistry expertise.