Archive for coronavirus epidemics

totale rispetto

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2020 by xi'an

mortality rates as sounder indicators

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2020 by xi'an

crepuscule with [N]ellie[s]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2020 by xi'an

merci aux soignant.e.s !

Posted in Kids, pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2020 by xi'an

emergency team at Hôpital Bicêtre

COMPSTAT 2020 moved to 2021

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2020 by xi'an

Just received the news that the COMPSTAT 2020 meeting that was supposed to take place in Bologna, late August 2020, has been postponed by a year. Meaning that, reasonably, all future COMPSTAT conferences are postponed by a year. This gap policy should apply to all conference cycles, I believe.

on an absurd climbing competition

Posted in Kids, Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2020 by xi'an

The New York Times has a very interesting piece on why Adam Ondra, arguably the best sport climber in the World, who climbed the very first 9c route in 2018, with a supernatural move involving hanging head down, actually has little hope of winning the Olympics. Assuming there will be Olympics this year. It is essentially because there is only one single medal for the sport, merging the radically different skills of bouldering, lead climbing and the absurd addition of speed climbing, which involves a single route, always the same, not particularly hard (6b) but to be climbed as fast as possible. To be a top contender on two categories is already pretty rare, with Ondra an exception. To master all three… Only cumulated athletic categories like heptathlon or pentathlon compare, but they come on top of existing competitions for every single of the seven or five events they are made of. Ondra came second or first in bouldering and lead, but closer to last for speed climbing. At least he made it through the qualifications.

IMS-Bernoulli congress delayed [WC2020]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2020 by xi'an

Just received the sad news that the 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (WC2020), jointly organized by the Bernoulli Society and IMS, in Seoul, 17-21 August 2020, must be delayed till next year. I expect the same to happen for JSM 2020 in Philly.