Newsletter of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Department of Mathematics
Johannes Gutenberg University
D-55099 Mainz, Germany
phone: +49 6131 39 3332
fax: +49 6131 39 4389
BERNOULLI NEWS Vol.3, No.1, 1996
From the Editor
From the Editor
As you might already have seen on the front page, this newsletter is now
also available on the world wide web (see page 3).
This is only the first of several splendid pieces of news.
On the same page I have started a list of
www addresses, which I hope you find useful. Of course, there are many
more good things in the net and I hope you will help me to fill up the list.
Email me your favourite!
You will find a further item of good news about this Society on page 6.
Volker Mammitzsch, the Membership Secretary, has provided membership statistics of the BS for the few last years.
As you can see, the many additional things the
Society has offered its members recently, including the new journal BERNOULLI
and, of course, this newsletter, has led to a considerable increase.
We take this as an incentive to work harder! I take here the opportunity
to thank my hard working secretary Jutta Gonska for helping me to prepare this issue.
My last bit of news is brand new: Richard Gill, after five years of
dedicated service as Scientific Secretary of the Bernoulli Society,
wants to step down from office. As a stroke of luck for the Society, Wilfrid Kendall from Warwick University (UK) is willing to take this burden over.
I would like to thank Richard Gill for his collaboration over this newsletter and wish Wilfrid Kendall all the best for the various tasks he is taking over.
An exciting piece of news has arrived, virtually in the last minute.
Willem van Zwet - well-known and in particular involved in the
founding of Bernoulli Society - is being decorated by Queen Beatrix
of the Netherlands with the ``Order of the Netherlands Lion''.
I am sure that all BS members are proud of such an outstanding colleague.
Congratulations to the honoured.
Mainz, May 10, 1996
List of Contents