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The September 2020 news update from the Bernoulli Society includes a brief report of the Bernoulli-IMS One World Symposium, a call for nominations for the chair of the BS Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences, and a call for nominations for the 2021 COPSS Awards.

Bernoulli Society

Bernoulli-IMS One World Symposium is a success

The virtual one week symposium on Probability and Mathematical Statistics was held from 24 to 28 August 2020. There were 4 plenary speakers and 7 (young research awardees) early career speakers who gave live talks (two times each) to a worldwide audience. The main part of the program contained 23 live discussion sessions conducted over a 24 hour clock across various time zones. These sessions featured a selection of 600 prerecorded research talks that were uploaded by researchers from across the world. Over 2500 participants registered worldwide, interacting outside of talk in zoom rooms via virtual coffee gardens and ice breaker sessions. Our many congratulations to Leif Doring (Chair) and the organizing committee for a successful hosting of a very innovative symposium. The recordings are still available for a short period at www.worldsymposium2020.org

Nominations for the chair of C(PS)^2

The present chair of the Bernoulli Society Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences, Michael Beer, steps down by the end of 2020. As a result, a new chair needs to be selected for a two-year term starting on 1 January 2021. Nominations should be sent by 30 September to the Scientific Secretary Song Xi Chen songchen@iastate.edu.

Nominations sought for 2021 COPSS Awards

The Bernoulli Society is a Friends of COPSS, the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, which organizes an awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meetings recognizing outstanding members in the statistical profession. Nominations are sought for the Presidents’ Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship, the F.N. David Award and Lectureship, and the George W. Snedecor Award, to be presented at the 2021 JSM in Seattle. For more information, see community.amstat.org.