## Julian Besag memorial

**O**n April 1 and 2, there will be a memorial and a symposium in memory of Julian Besag in Bristol, organised by Peter Green and Peter Diggle. The details are given on the symposium webpage. I will give a talk on the Saturday afternoon, talk related with our History of MCMC paper and emphasising the role of Julian in the developments of Markov chain Monte Carlo methods.

May 17, 2011 at 12:13 am

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April 7, 2011 at 12:13 am

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April 1, 2011 at 12:19 am

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