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Probability seminars

Our seminars are usually held on Mondays at 1.15pm. In-person talks are usually in room 4W 1.7, and online talks will be held via Zoom.

Seminars 2021/22

For online talks, please email Marcel Ortgiese or Cécile Mailler if you would like to join us and they will send you a Zoom invitation.

Semester 1

Date Speaker Institution Title
11/10/21 Lukas Gonon LMU Munich Random feature neural networks learn Black-Scholes type PDEs without curse of dimensionality
18/10/21 Benedikt Jahnel WIAS Berlin Phase transitions and large deviations for the Boolean model of continuum percolation for Cox point processes
1/11/21 Pierre-François Rodriguez Imperial College London Critical exponents for a three-dimensional percolation model
8/11/21 Ellen Powell Durham University Brownian excursions, conformal loop ensembles and critical Liouville quantum gravity
15/11/21 Sunil Chhita Durham University GOE Fluctuations for the maximum of the top path in ASMs
29/11/21 Cyril Labbé Paris Dauphine The continuous Anderson Hamiltonian in 1d
06/12/21 Sara Svaluto-Ferro University of Vienna Universality of affine and polynomial processes and application to signature processes
17/01/22 Jakob Björnberg University of Gothenburg The interchange model and related spin systems on two-block graphs
24/01/22 Richard Pymar Birkbeck, London On the stationary distribution of the noisy voter model

Semester 2

Date Speaker Institution Title
07/02/22 Lukasz Szpruch University of Edinburgh Exploration-exploitation trade-off for continuous-time episodic reinforcement learning with linear-convex models
14/02/22 (online) Carina Betken Ruhr-Universität Bochum Poisson cylinder processes: Variance asymptotics and central limit theory
21/02/22 Barbara Dembin ETH Zurich The time constant for Bernoulli percolation is Lipschitz continuous strictly above p_c
28/02/22 Serte Donderwinkel University of Oxford Random trees have height O(√n)
14/03/22 (online) Julio Backhoff University of Vienna On the martingale projection of a Brownian motion given initial and terminal marginals
21/03/22 Matthias Winkel University of Oxford The Aldous diffusion
04/04/22 Daniel Valesin University of Groningen The contact process on random d-regular graphs, static and dynamic
07/04/22 (Note: Thurs) Marcelo Hilário Federal University of Minas Gerais Percolation on randomly stretched lattices (in 3E 2.2)
16/05/22 Benoît Dagallier University of Cambridge Log-Sobolev inequality for the continuum phi42 and phi43 models

Prob-L@B internal monthly seminar

Our internal seminar this year will also be held at 1.15pm on Mondays, usually the last Monday of the month. If you wish to find out more, please contact Guillaume Conchon-Kerjan or Sam Johnston.

Date Speaker Title
25/10/21 Sarah Penington Brownian bees in the infinite swarm limit
22/11/21 Zsofia Talyigas Genealogy and spatial distribution of the N-particle branching random walk with polynomial tails
13/12/21 Stefano Bruno Optimal regularity in time and space for stochastic porous medium equations
10/01/22 Umberto De Ambroggio Unusually large components in near-critical Erdős-Rényi graphs via ballot theorems
07/03/22 (in 6W 1.1) Stelios Boci Large deviations for the "Monkey Walk"
28/03/22 Guillaume Conchon-Kerjan Scaling limit of a Galton-Watson tree in random environment
25/04/22 Mathew Penrose Coverage and connectivity in stochastic geometry


We keep an archive of speakers and abstracts going back to 2006. Please let Matt Roberts know if you find any errors.

If you wish to find out more about our seminar programme, please contact Marcel Ortgiese or Cécile Mailler.

2021/22 international visitors

Dates Visitor
13.10.21 - 15.10.21 Leonardo Tolomeo (University of Bonn)