Past Probability Seminars Spring 2020
Thursdays in 901 Van Vleck Hall at 2:25 PM, unless otherwise noted.
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Thursday, January 23, Mykhaylo Shkolnikov, UC-Berkeley Stats Dept
Title: Intertwinings, wave equations and growth models
Abstract: We will discuss a general theory of intertwined diffusion processes of any dimension. Intertwined processes arise in many different contexts in probability theory, most notably in the study of random matrices, random polymers and path decompositions of Brownian motion. Recently, they turned out to be also closely related to hyperbolic partial differential equations, symmetric polynomials and the corresponding random growth models. The talk will be devoted to these recent developments which also shed new light on some beautiful old examples of intertwinings. Based on joint works with Vadim Gorin and Soumik Pal.
Thursday, January 30, TBA
Thursday, February 6, [Jay Newby http://people.mbi.ohio-state.edu/newby.23/]
Thursday, February 13, TBA
Thursday, February 20, TBA
Thursday, February 27, TBA
Thursday, March 6, Jack Hanson, Indiana University Bloomington
Thursday, March 13, TBA
Thursday, March 20, No Seminar due to Spring Break
Thursday, March 27, Cécile Ané, UW-Madison Department of Statistics
Title: Application of a birth-death process to model gene gains and losses on a phylogenetic tree
Thursday, April 3, TBA
Thursday, April 10, Dan Romik UC-Davis
Thursday, April 17, TBA
Thursday, April 24, TBA
Thursday, May 1, TBA
Thursday, May 8, TBA