Julian Besag memorial

On 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.

3 Responses to “Julian Besag memorial”

  1. […] I presented my [partial] history of MCM methods in Bristol two months ago, at the Julian Besag memorial, Christophe Andrieu mentioned a 1970 SIAM survey by […]

  2. […] he started with a nice slide about Buffon’s needle (and Buffon’s portrait), since Julian Besag was often prone to give this problem as a final exam to Durham students (one of whom is responsible […]

  3. […] the Julian Besag memorial at the University of Bristol next Saturday, I will give a talk on our Short history of MCMC paper […]

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