Aspects of Random Walks


Department of Mathematical Sciences

Meeting at Durham University sponsored by the EPSRC and the LMS

Held from Monday 31 March till Thursday 3 April 2014



The Thursday 3 April incorporated a

one-day event in memory of Iain MacPhee


About the meeting

The meeting was aimed at researchers (including postgraduate students) with an interest in random walks and related topics.

The Iain MacPhee memorial event, adjacent to the random walks meeting, was a celebration of Iain's research interests, which, in addition to random walks, included queueing theory, optimization, and other topics in probability theory and stochastic processes.

Our friend and colleague Iain MacPhee passed away on 13th January 2012. Some information that he wrote about his work can be found here.

Programme outline:

Accommodation was provided for speakers and selected participants. The default arrangement was 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation from the Monday, with departure on Thursday. Some support for travel expenses was available.

Meeting schedule including links to slides, and video of Mikhail Menshikov's talk

Invited speakers included

The printed programme includes abstracts of the talks and a brief mathematical biography of Iain MacPhee.

Some photos from the Iain MacPhee day

Location and practical information

Organization and support

The event was supported by the EPSRC, the LMS, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and the Institute of Advanced Study.

The local organizers of the meeting were Nicholas Georgiou, Ostap Hryniv, Mikhail Menshikov, and Andrew Wade.