Sep 5, 2016

World Congress in Toronto

The World Congress in Probability and Statistics, which was hosted by the Fields Institute, Toronto, took place from July 11–15, 2016. There were over 350 participants. Program highlights included the IMS Wald Lectures (Sara van de Geer), Rietz Lecture (Bin Yu), Schramm Lecture (Ofer Zeitouni) and five IMS Medallion Lectures (Frank den Hollander, Vanessa Didelez, Christina Goldschmidt, Arnaud Doucet and Pierre del Moral). Bernoulli lectures included the Doob Lecture (Scott Sheffield), Laplace Lecture (Byeong Park), Bernoulli Lecture (Valerie Isham), Kolmogorov Lecture (Ruth Williams), Lévy Lecture (Servet Martinez), Tukey Lecture (David Brillinger), Ethel Newbold Prize Lecture (Judith Rousseau) and a Plenary Lecture (Martin Hairer).

On the Monday evening there was a reception in the Fields Institute atrium, following the IMS Presidential Address and awards session. On the Tuesday evening the Bernoulli Society sponsored a reception for young researchers at the popular PreNup Pub. Wednesday evening saw participants on board a banquet ship, cruising around Toronto Islands and Harbour.

There are lots of photos from the conference in the September Bulletin. The program and further details are online at http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/16-17/WC2016/index.html

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