The Probability Seminar is held on Thursdays from 10:00-10:50 AM in AP&M (Applied Physics and Mathematics) 6218. All are welcome to attend. If you have questions, please contact the seminar organizer Jason Schweinsberg at jschwein@math.ucsd.edu.

Spring 2006

April 13: Toufic Suidan (UC Santa Cruz)
Title: Random matrix Central Limit Theorems for non-intersecting random walks. Abstract

April 20: Jean-François Delmas (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, visiting UCSD)
Title: Fragmentation of the continuous random tree. Abstract

April 27: Pat Fitzsimmons (UCSD)
Title: Recurrent Extensions of Self-similar Markov Processes. Abstract

May 4: Elizabeth Meckes (Stanford University)
Title: Random Matrices and Infinitesimal Rotations. Abstract

May 25: Rami Atar (Technion, Israel, visiting University of Washington), at 11:00 AM in Room 5829.
Title: On the second Neumann eigenvalue. Abstract

June 1: No seminar

June 8: TBA

Winter 2006

January 19: Murray Rosenblatt (UCSD)
Title: Spectral estimates and processes with almost periodic covariance function. Abstract

January 26: Yuzuru Inahama (Osaka University, Japan)
Title: Laplace's method for differential equations in the rough path theory. Abstract

February 2: Nevin Kapur (California Institute of Technology)
Title: Additive functionals on multiway search trees. Abstract

February 16: Ken Hochberg (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Title: Hierarchically structured branching-diffusing systems. Abstract

February 23: Ron Getoor (UCSD)
Title: Duality for Markov processes.

March 2: Jason Schweinsberg (UCSD)
Title: The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus. Abstract

March 9: Gady Kozma (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Title: The scaling limit of the loop-erased random walk in three dimensions. Abstract

March 16: Gabor Pete (UC Berkeley)
Title: Corner percolation and the square root of 17. Abstract

Fall 2005

September 29: Rinaldo Schinazi (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Title: Mass extinctions: living in a big flock may be bad for you. Abstract

October 13: Davar Khoshnevisan (The University of Utah)
Title: From Additive Lévy Processes to Lévy Processes. Abstract

October 20: Sharad Goel (Stanford University)
Title: Estimating Mixing Times via the Spectral Profile. Abstract

November 10: Jean-Pierre Dion (Université du Québec à Montréal, visiting USC)
Title: The efficiency of polymerase chain reactions measured through age-dependent branching processes. Abstract

November 17: Loic Chaumont (Université Paris VI)
Title: On the genealogy of conditioned Galton-Watson forests. Abstract

December 1: Marek Biskup (UCLA)
Title: Phase coexistence of gradient Gibbs measures. Abstract