Planning is well underway for the 11th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, organized by the Bernoulli Society (BS) and IMS, August 12–16, 2024, on the campus of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in Germany. The scientific program will have 16 plenary talks, more than 40 invited paper sessions, and a large number of contributed paper sessions, as well as poster sessions.

A call for papers will be issued very soon!

The plenary speakers have been announced. The Wald lectures will be given by Peter Bühlmann, ETH Zurich, and the Le Cam lecturer is Peter Bickel, University of California, Berkeley. Four IMS Medallion lectures will be given by Moulinath Banerjee, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Marc Hallin, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Remco van der Hofstad, TU Eindhoven; and Chunming Zhang, University of Wisconsin–Madison. There will be two IMS–BS Schramm lectures, from Patricia Gonçalves, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, and Nina Holden, Courant Institute, New York University. The IMS–BS Doob lecture will be given by Pablo Ferrari, University of Buenos Aires. The BS lectures are as follows: Emmanuel Candès, Stanford (Bernoulli lecture); Victor Chernozhukov, MIT (Cox lecture); Rafal Latala, University of Warsaw (Kolmogorov lecture); Xihong Lin, Harvard (Laplace lecture); Mihaela van der Schaar, Univ. Cambridge (Tukey lecture); and Rongfeng Sun, National University of Singapore (Lévy lecture).

The RUB campus is easily accessed by frequent subway trains from Bochum city center, which is itself very well connected by public transport to other cities in Europe. All delegates at the World Congress will receive a ticket that allows them unlimited and free use of local public transport in the Ruhr Area, including from Düsseldorf airport, the closest international airport. This ticket is valid on regional trains (not the high-speed ICE), subways, trams and buses, from 11–17 August, 2024.

Herold Dehling, chair of the Local Organizing Committee, says, “The World Congress will be the most important meeting in the area of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics in 2024. In close cooperation with the Scientific Programme Committee, chaired by Aurore Delaigle (Melbourne) and Kavita Ramanan (Brown), the local organizers are working hard to make this a unique forum for the exchange of the latest ideas among researchers working on the frontiers of current knowledge in Probability and Statistics. The Ruhr-University campus offers an excellent environment for such meetings. Don’t miss this opportunity to present your most recent research, and to learn what your colleagues have been doing!”

Registration will open soon. We warmly invite your participation!