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“Who is the statistician or scientist you admire the most?”

Posted in Books, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by xi'an

As for the previous ISBA Bulletin, Luke Bornn sent me this (impossible!) question, to be answered in a few hundred words. First, let me exclude all living statisticians and scientists to avoid making a choice among all those people I admire and hurting anyone’s feeling (and also because this is somehow unfair to younger researchers). So let us stick to dead individuals! Second, I am quite hesitant to choose between a scientist (broad category!) and a statistician (restrictive category!). Again, let me [first?] stick to statisticians, avoiding the impossible choice between Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Henri Poincaré, Evariste Galois, Ada Byron,  and others… Continue reading