Aspects of Random Walks and Iain MacPhee day


Monday to Wednesday the workshop will take place at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), which is located off Palace Green (near the Cathedral): building 21 on the University map.

Thursday's events will take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, on the Durham science site: building 15 on the map.

Accommodation is at Collingwood college: location 6 on the map.

The excursion will probably be an option to visit the Cathedral (hard not to find!), or the botanic gardens, location 7 on the map.

Talk abstracts

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

Draft programme

Monday 31 March

Workshop starts with lunch at the IAS.

The Monday afternoon session is sponsored by the London Mathematical Society celebration of recent appointments scheme.

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00             Conference opening

13.10–14.10 Ben Hambly: Branching random walks and fractals.

14.10–15.10 David Croydon: Subsequential scaling limits of simple random walk on the two-dimensional uniform spanning tree.

15.10–15.30 Tea/Coffee break.

15.30–16.30 Andrew Wade: Convex hulls of random walks.

Tuesday 1 April

09.30–10.30 Dimitri Petritis: Type transition for random walks on randomly directed lattices.

10.30–11.00 Tea/Coffee break

11.00–12.00 Denis Denisov: Tail behaviour of stationary distribution for Markov chains with asymptotically zero drift.

12.15–13.15 Lunch

13.15–14.15 Stephen Connor: Mixing time for a random walk on a ring.

14.15–14.50 Stephen Muirhead: Localisation in the parabolic Anderson and Bouchaud trap models.

14.50–15.15 Dominic Yeo: Exploring the acyclic random graph.

15.15–15.45 Tea/Coffee break

15.45–16.45 Nicholas Georgiou: Non-homogeneous random walks on a semi-infinite strip.

Wednesday 2 April

09.30–10.30 Codina Cotar: Density functional theory and optimal transportation with Coulomb cost.

10.30–11.00 Tea/Coffee break

11.00–12.00 Malwina Luczak: Extinction times in the stochastic logistic epidemic.

12.00–13.00 Ostap Hryniv: Non-homogeneous random walks.

13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00              Excursion

18.30              Conference dinner

Thursday, 3 April

Iain MacPhee day

09.30             Opening remarks

09.40–10.10 Frank Coolen: Nonparametric predictive reliability of series of voting systems.

10.10–10.40 Jonty Rougier: Server advantage in tennis matches.

10.40–11.10 Tea/Coffee break

11.10–12.00 Mathew Penrose: Random bipartite geometric graphs.

12.00–12.50 Stas Volkov: A polling system with 3 queues and 1 server in the overload regime.

12.50–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.00 Mikhail Menshikov: Colloquium for Iain MacPhee. Video: part 1; part 2; part 3. Each mp4 file is approx. 100MB. Thanks to Steven Charlton for the filming.

15.00             Informal reception in CM211.

16.00             Close of meeting

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