The 20th Northeast Probability Seminar will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 18-19, 2021. The meeting will be held remotely through Zoom.

- Zoom link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/95913813186?pwd=Ym8wb0syMlBVcUNhSkFvcG4xc012Zz09
**The schedule times are EST (NYC time) in the afternoon.**- The abstract catalogue can be found here.

DAY 1: Thursday, Nov 18, 1pm – 5pm EST | Speaker | University | Title |

1:00 – 1:15 | Daniel J Slonim | Purdue University | Random Walks in Dirichlet Random Environments on Z with Bounded Jumps |

1:15 – 1:30 | Feng Liang | Cornell University, Mathematics department | Exact sampling and fast mixing of Activated Random Walk |

1:30 – 1:45 | Ahmed Bou-Rabee | University of Chicago | Scaling limits of sandpiles |

1:45 – 2:00 | Hannah Cairns | Cornell University | The critical sleep rate for activated random walk on a cycle with one chip per site |

2:00 – 2:15 | BREAK | ||

2:15 – 2:30 | Brice Huang | MIT | The Algorithmic Phase Transition of Random k-SAT for Low Degree Polynomials |

2:30 – 2:45 | Bowen Xie | Iowa State University | Many–component Matching Queues and Convergence of Cost Functional |

2:45 – 3:00 | Shuangping Li | Princeton University | Binary perceptron: efficient algorithms can find solutions in rare well-connected clusters |

3:00 – 3:15 | Yin-Ting Liao | Brown University | A refined asymptotic thin-shell condition and applications to asymptotic convex geometry |

3:15 – 3:30 | Suqi Liu | Princeton University | A probabilistic view of latent space graphs and phase transitions |

3:30 – 3:45 | BREAK | ||

3:45 – 4:00 | Yujin Hong Kim | Courant Institute (NYU) | The Extrema of Branching Brownian Motion in $\mathbb{R}^d$ |

4:00 – 4:15 | Morris Ang | MIT | Integrability of the conformal loop ensemble |

4:15 – 4:30 | Sky Cao | Stanford University | A state space for 3D Euclidean Yang-Mills theories |

4:30 – 4:45 | Marco Carfagnini | University of Connecticut | Small deviations and Chung’s law of the iterated logarithm for hypoelliptic diffusions |

4:45 – 5:00 | Alejandra Quintos | Columbia University | Dependent Stopping Times |

DAY 2: Friday, Nov 19, 9 am – 1 pm EST | |||

9:00 – 9:15 | Anirudh Sridhar | Princeton University | Correlated Stochastic Block Models: Graph Matching and Community Recovery |

9:15 – 9:30 | Benoît Corsini | McGill University | Local minimum spanning tree optimization |

9:30 – 9:45 | Zhi-Feng Wei | Indiana University Bloomington | Sharp Bounds on Eigenvalues via Spectral Embedding Based on Signless Laplacians |

9:45 – 10:00 | Sohom Bhattacharya | Stanford University | Spectral edge in sparse random graphs: upper and lower tail large deviations |

10:00 – 10:15 | BREAK | ||

10:15 – 10:30 | Xincheng Zhang | University of Toronto | The Baik-Rains distribution and the KP equation. |

10:30 – 10:45 | Evan Sorensen | University of Wisconsin–Madison | Busemann functions and semi-infinite geodesics in a semi-discrete space |

10:45 – 11:00 | Roger Van Peski | MIT | Lozenge tilings and the Gaussian free field on a cylinder |

11:00 – 11:15 | Yongjia Xie | Purdue University | Moderate deviation of the free energy for integrable directed polymer models |

11:15 – 11:30 | Hong-Bin Chen | NYU | Dynamic polymers: invariant measures and ordering by noise |

11:30 – 11:45 | BREAK | ||

11:45 – 12:00 | Elizabeth Collins-Woodfin | University of Michigan | Spherical spin glass model with external field |

12:00 – 12:15 | Qiang Wu | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Mean field spin glass under weak external fields |

12:15 – 12:30 | Tatiana Brailovskaya | Princeton University | Optimal bounds on the largest eigenvalue of inhomogeneous random matrices |

12:30 – 12:45 | Laura Shou | Princeton University | Eigenvector statistics for graphs from quantized interval maps |

12:45 – 1:00 | Ella Hiesmayr | University of California, Berkeley | Large deviations of the largest eigenvalue of sparse matrices with non-Gaussian edge weights |

For more information, please contact:

Evgeni Dimitrov esd2138@columbia.edu OR Ivan Corwin ivan.corwin@gmail.com OR Milind Hegde milind.hegde@berkeley.edu

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