Probability Seminar

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Spring 2014

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]

Title: TBA

Thursday, February 13, TBA

Thursday, February 20, TBA

Thursday, February 27, TBA

Thursday, March 6, Jack Hanson, Indiana University Bloomington

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

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

Past Seminars