Remembering Peter Gavin Hall

1951-2016Hall in office

This website is dedicated to the memory of Peter Gavin Hall, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, 1951-2016.

Distinguished Professor Peter Hall joined the Department of Statistics at UC Davis in 2005. He held a joint appointment with the University of Melbourne.

Peter was one of the foremost and prolific researchers in the field of Statistics. Among his many honors, he was named in 2013 as an officer of the Order of Australia, the highest honor of that country, for his distinguished contributions to the field of statistics worldwide. In the same year he was also elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S.

He passed away in January 2016 after a series of illnesses.

Our sincerest sympathies are with Peter's wife, Jeannie, and his family, friends and colleagues

A Memorial Conference is being held in Peter's honor. This will be held at the University of California, Davis, on September 30-October 1, 2016. To see details of the conference and to register, please visit:

Tributes to Peter

A tribute page has been set up where you can read reminiscences of Peter written by members of the faculty in Statistics at UC Davis. We have also started a photo gallery. If you have any tributes, memories or photos you would like us to add to this site, please email

You can read the announcement on the UC Davis Statistics website.

A special tribute page has been set up at the following site, hosted by Peking University in China, to share your thoughts and memories of Professor Hall:

Here is the obituary notice and guest book in the Canberra Times: