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  Herman Rubin, Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Purdue University, passed away in West Lafayette, IN, on April 23, 2018; he was 91. Herman Rubin was among the last remaining great polymaths of the twentieth century. To all who knew him, or had heard about him, Herman was an…

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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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