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IMS Medallion Lecturer who was due to give his lecture at the Seminar on Stochastic Processes in March 2021 (meeting now rescheduled to 2022). Dmitry (Dima) Ioffe was born in Moscow in April 1963. In 1976 his family applied for a permission to leave the USSR for Israel…

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Physicist and computer scientist who wrote the first full implementation of the Markov chain Monte Carlo method. Arianna W. Rosenbluth passed away on December 28, 2020. Born on September 15, 1927, in Houston, Texas, Arianna attended university at the Rice Institute, now Rice University, where she received a Bachelor of…

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In 2019, Elizabeth Meckes was elected a Fellow of the IMS. She won a Simons fellowship for the 2020–2021 academic year, so she, her husband Mark, and their two children Juliette and Peter, traveled to Oxford to spend the year visiting Jon Keating. Sadly, late in 2020 she was diagnosed…

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James Taylor died in Sevenoaks, Kent, on 22nd January 2020. He was born on 13th December, 1929 in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, but spent most of the first decade of his life in Nigeria, where both his parents were missionary teachers. His family returned to Northern Ireland at the start of…

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow was a leading figure in the field of economic theory. Although he passed away in 2017, we only learned of this more recently, in the compilation of the IMS Scientific Legacy Database. Arrow was an IMS Fellow, among his many honors. —- It is not…

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