An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

First-Passage and Extreme Value Problems in Random Processes

26 June - 30 June 2006

Organisers: Claude Godrèche (Saclay), Satya Majumdar (Orsay) and Sid Redner (Boston)

Supported by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme - Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses - MSCF-CT-2004-516558

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled
Principles of the Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Systems (9 January to 30 June 2006)

Programme | Participants | Accepted Posters | Accepted Short Talks | Photograph

Theme of Conference:

The conference will focus on fundamental issues of first-passage processes and extreme value statistics and their applications, and on related non-equilibrium statistical mechanical processes. This conference will help develop the connection between fundamental theory and phenomenology by bringing together probability theorists, mathematicians, and physicists to stimulate new collaborations and research initiatives.

Invited Speakers:

D Astumian, D ben-Avraham, O Benichou, E Ben-Naim, JP Bouchaud, M Bramson, AJ Bray, T Burkhardt, A Comtet, C Dasgupta, DS Dean, C Godrèche, MJ Kearney, J Klafter, PL Krapivsky, K Lindenberg, SN Majumdar, J Masoliver, R Pemantle, Z Racz, S Redner.

Location and Cost:

The conference will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Wolfson Court. The conference package, costing £485, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 25 June 2006 to breakfast on Saturday 1 July 2006, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Substantial financial support is available for EU research students and post doctoral researchers with fewer than ten years research experience. Participants who wish to attend but do not require the Conference Package will be charged a registration fee of £40. Self-supporting participants are very welcome to apply.

Application Forms:

Are available here. Invited participants to the semester long programme whose dates coincide with those of the workshop need not apply or pay any registration fee.

Closing Date:

The extended closing date for the receipt of applications is 17 March 2006

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