Obituary
On December 21, 2020, Canada and the world lost one of their most eminent and influential statisticians, Donald Alexander Stuart Fraser, OC, FRSC, who passed away at the age of 95. By his side was his wife Nancy Reid, herself a distinguished statistician. Don’s exceptional path as a scientist,…

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Gordon Mackenzie Harrington, who was a longterm member of IMS, died in 2015 aged 90, but we only learned about his death recently. The following is condensed from an obituary that appeared in the Waterloo Courier, and was reproduced on the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) website. Gordon Harrington…

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Every three years, the IMS chooses a Le Cam Lecturer, one of our most prestigious awards. But who was Le Cam, and why was his work so important? The following is slightly condensed from the obituary written by Rudolf Beran and Grace Yang, which was published in the IMS Bulletin

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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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