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Branching structures

The sixth Bath-Beijing-Paris meeting

  • 13 Sep 2021, 9.00am to 17 Sep 2021, 5.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

The sixth Bath-Beijing-Paris branching structures meeting was held online, and was an opportunity to discuss a broad family of stochastic models which exhibit branching phenomena, including applications to neutron transport.

As a new feature for this series of meetings, the meeting ran in extended form for five days split into two components.

The first three days were devoted to random branching structures such as branching random walks, fragmentation and coalescence processes, and population models, as well as other probabilistic models.

The last two days were devoted more specifically to an application area of branching structures. For this edition of the workshop, we focussed on recent innovations in the theory of neutron transport and its connection to quasi-stationarity, Monte-Carlo simulation and numerical stochastic methods.

The workshop was moved from its previously scheduled dates of 20-24 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the hope of holding an in-person event. However, with continued restrictions caused by the virus, especially on international travel, the organisers decided to move the event online.

For details of previous events, see the webpages of the second, third, fourth and fifth meetings in the series.

Branching structure days

The conference took place on Gathertown and Zoom. Please click here to download abstracts for the talks. Recorded talks are now available on the workshop YouTube channel, and slides can be downloaded from Google Drive.

Mon 13 Sept Speaker Title
13:30-14:00 Opening / informal discussion Welcoming address at 13:50 on Zoom
14:00-14:25 Louigi Addario-Berry Height bounds for random trees
14:30-14:55 Leonid Mytnik Limiting behavior of the extremal process of branching Brownian motion
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:40 Christina Goldschmidt The scaling limit of a critical random directed graph
15:45-16:10 Alice Callegaro A spatially-dependent fragmentation process
16:15-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:55 Manon Costa Emergence of homogamy in a two-loci stochastic population model
17:00-17:30 Post-talk discussion
Tue 14 Sept Speaker Title
13:30-14:00 Informal discussion
14:00-14:25 Lisa Hartung The structure of the extreme levels in the 2d discrete Gaussian free field
14:30-14:55 Roman Stasinski Where are the faraway particles of the branching Brownian motion in dimension d?
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:40 Marcel Ortgiese The largest degree in weighted recursive trees
15:45-16:10 Nic Freeman Weaves, webs and flows
16:15-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:55 Jason Schweinsberg Yaglom-type limit theorems for branching Brownian motion with absorption
17:00-17:30 Poster session on GatherTown
Wed 15 Sept Speaker Title
13:30-14:00 Informal discussion
14:00-14:25 Zhenyao Sun Effect of small noise on the speed of reaction-diffusion equations with non-Lipschitz drift
14:30-14:55 Emmanuel Schertzer Probabilistic models related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-15:40 Daniel Kious Finding geodesics on graphs using reinforcement learning
15:45-16:10 Felix Foutel Rodier Exchangeable coalescents, ultrametric spaces, and combs
16:15-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:55 Julie Tourniaire Spatial dynamics of a population in a heterogeneous environment
17:00-17:30 Post-talk discussion / closing

Neutron transport days

Recorded talks are available on the workshop YouTube channel.

Time Thursday 16th September Time Friday 17th September
9:00-10:00 Course 1: Emma Horton [Video, Slides] 9:00-10:00 Course 3: Alex Cox [Video, Slides]
10:30-11:30 Course 2: Emma Horton [Video, Slides] 10:30-12:15 Discussion session: Andrea Zoia [slides], Nick Whitely [slides], Pierre Nyquist [slides], Geoff Dobson
11:30-12:15 Pierre Del Moral [Video, Slides] 12:15-13:00 Mathias Rousset [Video, Slides]
12:45-14:30 Lunch 13:00-15:00 Lunch
14:30-15:15 Tony Lelievre [Video, Slides] 15:00-15:45 Jere Koskela [Video, Slides]
15:15-16:00 Eric Dumonteil [Video, Slides] 15:45-16:30 Denis Villemonais [Video, Slides]
16:00-16:30 Coffee 16:30-17:00 Coffee
16:30-17:15 Andi Wang [Video, Slides] 17:00-17:45 Alex Watson [Slides]
17:15-18:00 Minmin Wang [Video, Slides] 17:45-18:00 Wrap up

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