UBC Probability Seminar 2009-2010

The probability seminar is held Wednesdays from 4 to 5 PM in PIMS WMAX Room 216 (unless otherwise specified). Seminars by visiting speakers will typically be followed by dinner at a restaurant at 6pm. Seminars by local speakers will typically be followed by beer at Koerner's Pub.

Organizer: Ori Gurel-Gurevich

2008-2009 Talks

UBC Probability group

September 4
Marta Sanz-Solé (Barcelona)
Hitting probabilities for systems of stochastic partial differential equations
Coffee Break
September 4
Nathanaël Berestycki (Cambridge)
Mixing times and coagulation-fragmentation
September 16
Richard Liang (UBC)
Models in population genetics with continuous geography
September 23
Sebastian Andres (UBC)
Particle Approximation of the Wasserstein Diffusion
September 30
Leonid Mytnik (Technion)
The infinite rate mutually catalytic branching model
Tuesday, October 6 at 3:30
in WMAX 110
Elton Hsu (Northwestern)
Volume Growth, Brownian motion, and Conservation of the heat kernel on a Riemannian manifold
Joint with the Differential Geometry - Mathematical Physics - PDE seminar
October 14
William Faris (Arizona)
Combinatorics and Cluster Expansions
October 21
Razvan Gurau (Perimeter Institute)
Group Field Theory
October 28
Lawrence Thomas (Virginia)
Stochastic wave equation models for heat-flow in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
November 4
Omer Angel (UBC)
Speeds in (partially) asymmetric processes
November 18
William Faris (Arizona)
Cluster Expansions and Fixed Points
November 25
Ori Gurel-Gurevich (Microsoft)
Recurrence of the Simple Random Walk Graph
December 2
Terry Soo (UBC)
Deterministic Poisson thinning on finite and infinite volumes
January 13
Panki Kim (Seoul National University)
Behavior of Heat Kernel for Jump Process
January 20
William Faris (Arizona)
The distributive law
January 27
Tom Alberts (Toronto)
Bridge Decomposition of Restriction Measures
February 3
Jesse Goodman (UBC)
Exponential growth of ponds in invasion percolation on regular trees
Thursday, February 4 at 3:30
in WMAX 110
Tadahiro Oh (Toronto)
Well-posedness of stochastic PDEs
Joint with the Differential Geometry - Mathematical Physics - PDE seminar
February 10
Michael Kozdron (Regina)
A rate of convergence for loop-erased random walk to SLE(2)
March 3
Perla Sousi (Cambridge)
Collisions of random walks
March 24
Jean-Dominique Deuschel (TU Berlin)
Gradient Gibbs distribution with non-convex potential at high temperature
Monday, March 29 at 4:00
in MATH 104
Alexander Holroyd (UBC/Microsoft)
Multi-dimensional percolation
March 31
Jessica Conway (UBC)
Continuous-time branching processes to model viral load in treated HIV+ individuals
April 7
Edward Waymire (Oregon State)
Tree Polymers: Some Recent Results and Problems
Monday, April 12 at 4:00
in MATH 104
Jeremy Quastel (Toronto)
Anomalous fluctuations in KPZ and random polymers
April 14
Ori Gurel-Gurevich (Microsoft)
Nonconcentration of Return Times
Monday, May 3 at 4:00
in MATH 104
Mokshay Madiman (Yale)
Entropy ideas in high-dimensional convex geometry
June 16
Mark Holmes (Auckland)
Degenerate random environments
Monday, June 21 at 3:00
Hardeep Gill (UBC)
The Super Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process Interacting with its Center of Mass