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14th Annual Northeast Probability Seminar (Nov 19-20, 2015) Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 19th , Room 912/914 of the Kimmel Center at NYU

Attention: You need to have a picture ID to be allowed to enter the conference building.

Morning Session: Chair, S.R.Srinivasa Varadhan (Courant Institute)

9:00 – 10:00 am Registration, light refreshments

10:00 – 11:00 am  Jean-François Le Gall (University Paris-Sud Orsay)
First-passage percolation on random planar graphs  

11:00 – 11:30 pm break

11:30 – 12:30 pm Mykhaylo Shkolnikov (Princeton University)
Edge of beta ensembles and the stochastic Airy semigroup

12:30 – 02:15 pm Lunch break

Afternoon Session: Chair, Daniel Ocone (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

2:15 – 3:15 pm 10-15 minute informal talks and discussion, including:
2:15 – 2:30 pm Yu Gu (Stanford): Scaling limits in stochastic homogenization
2:30 – 2:45 pm Qi Feng (Purdue): Log-Sobolev inequalities on the horizontal path space of a totally
geodesic foliation 

2:45 – 3:00 pm Konstantin Matveev (Harvard): $q$-randomized RSK’s and random polymers
3:00 – 3:15 pm Fan Ny Shum (UConn): Stabilization by noise of a $C^2$-valued coupled system

3:15 – 3:30 pm break

3:30 – 4:30 pm 10-15 minute informal talks and discussion, including:
3:30 – 3:45 pm Andrey Sarantsev (UC Santa Barbara): Infinite systems of competing Brownian particles
3:45 – 4:00 pm Jiange Li (Delaware): Optimal concentration of information content under convex measures
4:00 – 4:15 pm Reza Gheissari (NYU): Conformal invariance and lattice fields of the Ising model
4:15 – 4:30 pm Eyal Neuman (Rochester): Discrete SIR Epidemic Processes and their Relation to Extreme Values of Branching Random Walk

4:45 – 5:45 Conference Reception
Courant Institute, 13th Floor Lounge

6:00 –      Conference Dinner

Friday, Nov. 20th, Room 109 of the Courant Institute, NYU

Morning Session: Chair, Ivan Corwin (Columbia University)

9:00 – 9:30 am Registration, light refreshments

9:30 – 10:30 am Francis Comets (Université Paris Diderot)
Localization in one-dimensional log-gamma polymers

10:30 – 11:00 am  break

11:00 – 12:00 Jian Ding (University of Chicago)
Some geometric aspects for two-dimensional Gaussian free fields

12:00 – 1:45 pm Lunch break

Afternoon Session: Chair, Louis-Pierre Arguin (Baruch College, CUNY)

1:45 – 2:45 pm 10-15 minute informal talks and discussion, including:
1:45 – 2:00 pm Insuk Seo (NYU): Large Deviation Principle for Interacting Brownian Motions
2:00 – 2:15 pm Joe P. Chen (UConn): Current large deviations in the boundary-driven symmetric simple exclusion process on the Sierpinski gasket
2:15 – 2:30 pm Mickey Salins (Boston University): The Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation and large deviations for the stochastic wave equation
2:30 – 2:45 pm Aukosh Jagannath (NYU): The Parisi variational problem for mixed p-spin glasses

2:45 – 3:00 pm  break

3:00 – 4:00 pm 10-15 minute informal talks and discussion, including:
3:00 – 3:15 pm Moumanti Poder (NYU): Probability of any given neighborhood of the root, conditioned on the tree being infinite
3:15 – 3:30 pm Kei Kobayashi (UT Knoxville): Numerical approximation of stochastic differential equations driven by a time-changed Brownian motion
3:30 – 3:45 pm Hugo Panzo (UConn): The critical regimes of a two-parameter scaled Brownian penalization
3:45 – 4:00 pm Zsolt Pajor Gyulai (NYU): Dynamical systems perturbed by a diffusion driven by a null-recurrent fast motion

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