15th Northeast Probability Seminar

Date and Location

November 17th-18th, 2016, Baruch College, New York, NY

The Fifteenth Northeast Probability Seminar (NEPS) will be held in Room 750 of the Baruch College Conference Center, CUNY, 151 East 25th St (between Lexington Ave and 3nd Ave).


The complete program with the list of participants is available here. The speakers are:

Sandrine Péché (Université Paris Diderot) “Some results on delocalization and localization of eigenvectors of random matrices.”

Nike Sun  (University of California, Berkeley) “Phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems.”

Vincent Vargas  (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris) “Ward and Belavin-Polyakov-Zamolodchikov (BPZ) identities for Liouville quantum field theory on the Riemann sphere”

Balint Virag (University of Toronto) “Random relaxed sorting networks.”

As at the previous seminars, there will be time for short, informal talks and discussion sessions.

The program was chosen by the seminar’s scientific committee: Yuri Bakhtin, Gerard Ben Arous, Nayantara Bhatnagar, Paul Bourgade, Ivan Corwin,  Eyal Lubetzky, Carl Mueller, Daniel Ocone, Robin Pemantle, Victor de la Peña, and Jay Rosen.


Consult the seminar Web site https://probability.commons.gc.cuny.edu/15-northeast-probability-seminar/ for updates regarding the schedule, a seminar dinner Thursday evening, and accommodations in New York City.

Ramada Inn rates are around $155-170/night (on the web now). It is located at the intersection of 30th St and Lexington Ave, 5 blocks from Baruch. Reservations can be made through the web: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/new-york-city-new-york/ramada-eastside/overview


We gratefully acknowledge the generous funding from the National Science Foundation that makes this event possible.

Financial support is available

There are still available funds.

The NSF grant allows us to offer some financial support to participants from US Universities. We will give preference to graduate students, postdocs, women and minorities, and junior faculty.

Applicants for this financial support should fill the online application at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeu_e5ZIpr76z7iZXlXhXbCDsllBCLA6tNtOIVDbmltz_5AVQ/viewform

and provide:

* a one-page letter explaining their interest in the seminar and its relation to their research interests

* a current CV

* graduate students and postdocs should also arrange for a letter of recommendation to be sent from their advisor or some expert familiar with their work

Materials should be sent either by e-mail (preferred) or postal mail to:
Ivan Matic
Department of Mathematics
Baruch College of the City University of New York
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010

We look forward to seeing you this November,

Louis-Pierre Arguin
Michael Carlisle
Elena Kosygina
Ivan Matic

(the local organizers)