Dear Members of the Bernoulli Society,
This is the first issue of Bernoulli News under our editorship. As you can see, the Publications Committee and we have agreed to modernize the design of the Newsletter of the Bernoulli Society in order to stress that the Bernoulli Society is a vivid organization, whose area – mathematical statistics and probability – is essential to many parts of life nowadays.
We hope that you will like the new design as much as we do. We would like to take this opportunity for a very special “thank you” to Sérgio R. Vaz, ( for the wonderful design of the cover and to Maria Eulália Vares for making it possible for us to work with Sérgio Vaz.
When reading the newsletter you will also notice that we have introduced some new content. Our idea is that Bernoulli News should not only be a place to announce news about the Bernoulli Society and meetings related to it but also an interesting small magazine discussing probability and mathematical statistics, where our field is heading to and where it has come from. However, to make this come true, we rely on you. Please send us your contributions, such as articles about the history of our field, about current discussions from real world applications or about whatever you regard as worthwhile for your scientific colleagues in general.
To introduce ourselves: We are both postdoctoral researchers at the TU (University of Technology) inMunich, Germany, and if you want to know more about us, just have a look at our web pages – and

Please feel free to tell us what you like about Bernoulli News and what can be improved. We are very interested in your feedback.

Yours sincerely,

Vicky Fasen and Robert Stelzer