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Submitted by pscully on Fri, 09/03/2010 - 10:22.
09/23/2010 - 16:10
09/23/2010 - 17:30
The P.K. Bhattacharya Seminar: Herman Chernoff
Prof. Hernan Chernoff (Harvard University)
We are pleased to announce that the first Departmental Statistics/Biostatistics seminar for the Fall Quarter, 2010, will be held at 4:10 PM on September 23 in the usual location (Math Sciences 1147).
This particular seminar will bear the name "The P.K. Bhattacharya Seminar" and will be the first activity honoring our colleague on his 80th birthday (which falls in September). A Festschrift in his honor is also underway, and it will be published sometime in the Spring, 2011.
The P.K. Bhattacharya Seminar will feature as speaker the renown statistician Herman Chernoff of Harvard University, one of P.K.'s esteemed collaborators.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 4:10pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room)
Refreshments, 3:30pm, Statistics lounge MSB 4110
Speaker: Herman Chernoff (Harvard University)
Title: P.K. Bhattacharya, I.E. Segal and me: Reminiscences
Abstract: P.K. Bhattacharya visited MIT on a sabbatical and offered to help with I.E. Segal, the bane of the astrophysics establishment, who claimed that astrophysicists did not understand Statistics and were stuck on the wrong cosmology and should reject Hubble's Law in favor of a quadratic relationship.
Jiming Jiang, George Roussas and Francisco Samaniego
The Bhattacharya Festschrift Editors