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Former IMS President Lawrence D. Brown died peacefully on February 21, 2018, at the age of 77. Larry preserved his unfailing fortitude and good humor to his last day. Larry was born on Dec. 16, 1940, in Los Angeles, CA. He earned his PhD in mathematics from Cornell in 1964,…

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Walter A. Rosenkrantz, one of the foremost experts on Markov processes and martingale theory, passed away on September 19, 2017. He was an Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Walter Abraham Rosenkrantz was born on March 24, 1938, in New York…

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Herbert Heyer, Emeritus Professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany, known for his research in stochastics and analysis has died. His close work with Japanese colleagues led the German–Japanese symposia on infinite-dimensional harmonic analysis; he also organized the Oberwolfach meeting series, Probability Measures on Groups. In the December 2016 issue…

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Jørgen Hoffmann-Jørgensen was born on 3 February 1942 in Aarhus, Denmark. He completed his studies at Aarhus University in 1966, and was subsequently employed in the Department of Mathematics there, until his retirement in 2012. During his career he was a visiting researcher at several universities, including Cornell, Texas A&M,…

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  James Robert Thompson, Noah Harding Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Rice University, died in December at age 79. When Jim Thompson joined the Rice faculty in 1970, after three years teaching statistics at Indiana University and three at Vanderbilt, it was as a member of the Mathematical Sciences Department…

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