We are pleased to announce a Symposium in honor of Herman Chernoff who will be eighty years old this July.

The Symposium will be held on Monday, June 9, 2003, at Harvard University, Science Center Hall E (basement), One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA.

The fee for attending only the symposium (lunch included) is $40.00 per person, and the fee for only dinner at the Faculty Club is $60.00 per person ($100 for both the symposium and dinner). The dinner entree is swordfish; please e-mail the address below by May 29, 2003 if you prefer the vegetarian option.

Registration deadline for the symposium and/or dinner is May 29, 2003. Send a check made payable to Harvard University along with your registration form to the below (it is also on the form).

Please e-mail questions to:, or phone: 617-495-5496.

We are also collecting letters from Herman's friends, former students and colleagues. A bound volume consisting of these letters will be presented to Herman as a gift during the dinner. Irrespective of your plan to attend the symposium, you are welcome to contribute a letter. Please address the letter to Herman, sign it, and send it to the address below. Please note that the letter must arrive before May 20, 2003 in order to be included in the bound volume. The letter should be sent to:

Chernoff Symposium Coordinator
Harvard University
Department of Statistics
One Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-2901 USA

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