Mathematikon Conference Place:
Conference Room (5th floor, southern wing)

Address: Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
D-69120 Heidelberg
Map of location
Directions to MΛthemΛtikon

Accomodation and Travel
For more information on accommodation and travel see here.
From Frankfurt airport both, Deutsche Bahn, and shuttle services are recommended.
Please note: We will only organize the accommodation of invited speakers. Please care for your travel arrangements yourself.


13:00 Opening
Peter Bastian (Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)
13:05 Welcome
Enno Mammen (Heidelberg University)
13:10 Retrospect of a Statistician
Dietrich Werner Müller (Heidelberg)
13:40 Uncertainty in the Mathematics of Finance
Hans Föllmer (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
14:20 The Unbearable Transparency of Stein Estimation
Rudy Beran (University of California at Davis)
15:00 Coffee break
16:00A Few Thoughts and Mathematics About the MLE
Lucien Birgé (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
16:40 Sorcerers′ Apprentices - Some Cases of Statistics in the Real World
Lutz Dümbgen (University of Bern)
17:20 Mass Concentration, Then and Now
Wolfgang Polonik (University of California at Davis)
18:00 -------- end of Workshop ---------
19:30 Conference Evening (Restaurant Molkenkur)

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Registration and Workshop Dinner

There is no registration fee for the workshop. But please note that the number of participants is limited and registration to the talks is on a first come first serve basis. Those interested in attending the talks are asked to send ahead of time an e-mail to

If you like to attend the workshop dinner in the evening please register by sending an e-mail to Dagmar Neubauer ( until July 14th, 2017 latest. The contribution for the dinner is € 15, accompanied pay € 35. Closer information to follow.