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Donald P. Gaver, Jr., was born on February 16, 1926 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He spent his childhood in St. Paul with his family including his sister Nancy. He attended the St. Paul Academy where he excelled in science and mathematics. He was encouraged to apply to MIT and was…

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Willem Rutger van Zwet, emeritus professor at the Mathematical Institute Leiden, passed away in the morning of July 2, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Willem (“Bill”) van Zwet was born in 1934 in Leiden, and attended the gymnasium (high school with classics) in The Hague. During his subsequent…

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Joseph A. (Yossi) Yahav, Vigevani Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Agricultural Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, died in Jerusalem on August 6, 2016, at the age of 81. In addition to his highly original research contributions, Yossi was one of the founders of modern statistics in Israel. He…

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Tom Liggett passed away May 12, 2020 in Los Angeles at the age of 76. According to Wikipedia, Tom Liggett moved at the age of two with his missionary parents to Latin America, where he was educated in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and San Juan (Puerto Rico). He graduated from Oberlin…

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Clifford H. Spiegelman, Regents Professor and distinguished professor of statistics at Texas A&M University and a leader in statistical and environmental forensics, passed away May 14 in College Station at the age of 71. For over 40 years, Cliff Spiegelman applied his statistical expertise to chemistry, forensic science, medicine and…

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