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Workshop Programme

for period 26-30 June

First-passage and Extreme Value Problems in Random Processes

26-30 June

Timetable

Monday 26 June
08:30-09:50 Registration PDS
09:50-10:00 Welcome PDS
10:00-11:00 Racz, Z (Eotvos University) PDS
  Scaling functions for finite-size corrections in extreme statistics Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee PDS
11:30-12:30 Majumdar, S (Universite Paris-Sud) PDS
  A nontrivial constant c=0.29795219028 in one and three dimensional random walks Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court PDS
14:00-14:10 Olla, P PDS
  First return time distribution for power law correlated Gaussian processes Sem 1
14:10-14:20 Oshanin, G PDS
  Random processes generated by random permutations. Sem 1
15:00-15:30 Tea PDS
15:30-16:30 Comtet, A (Universite Paris Sud) PDS
  Maximum of a brownian path, fluctuating interfaces and related problems Sem 1
16:30-17:30 Poster Session I PDS
17:30-18:30 Wine Reception PDS
18:45-19:30 Dinner at Wolfson Court (Residents Only) PDS
Tuesday 27 June
09:00-10:00 Bray, A (University of Manchester) PDS
  First-Passage problems in systems with many degrees of freedom Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Godreche, C (CEA Saclay) PDS
  The statistics of occupation times Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee PDS
11:30-12:30 Burkhardt, T (Temple University) PDS
  The random acceleration process, with applications to granular matter and polymers Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court PDS
14:00-15:00 Dasgupta, C (Indian Institute of Science) PDS
  Persistence and survival in equilibrium step fluctuations Sem 1
15:00-15:30 Tea PDS
15:30-16:30 Klafter, J (Tel Aviv University) PDS
  First passage and arrival time densities for Levy Flights Sem 1
16:30-17:30 Poster Session II PDS
18:45-19:30 Dinner at Wolfson Court (Residents Only) PDS
Wednesday 28 June
09:00-10:00 Astumian, R (University of Maine) PDS
  The Unreasonable effectiveness of equilibrium-like theory for interpreting non-equilibrium experiments Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Ben-Naim, E (LANL) PDS
  Nonequilibrium statistical physics of driven granular gases Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee PDS
11:30-12:30 Masoliver, J (Universitat de Barcelona) PDS
  Extreme times in finance Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court PDS
14:00-14:10 Bel, G PDS
  Weak ergodicity breaking in the continuous time random walk Sem 1
Session: 0
14:10-14:20 Guclu, H PDS
  Extreme fluctuations in small-world-coupled autonomous systems with relaxational dynamics Sem 1
14:20-14:30 Kessler, D PDS
  Fluctuation-regularized front propagation up a reaction-rate gradient Sem 1
14:30-14:40 Lythe, G PDS
  Noisy kinks and diffusion-limited reaction Sem 1
14:40-14:50 Taitelbaum, H PDS
  Interface roughening dynamics of spreading droplets Sem 1
15:00-15:30 Tea PDS
15:30-16:30 Short talks 2 PDS
20:00-18:00 Conference Dinner at Robinson College (Dining Hall) PDS
Thursday 29 June
09:00-10:00 Bramson, M (University of Minnesota) PDS
  Tightness for the minimum displacement of branching random walk and some other old problems Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Dean, D (Universite Paul Sabatier) PDS
  Phase transition in the Aldous-Shields Model of growing trees Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee PDS
11:30-12:30 Pemantle, R (Pennsylvania) PDS
  Quantum random walks Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court PDS
14:00-15:00 Kearney, M (University of Surrey) PDS
  Exact solutions for first-passage and related problems in certain classes of queueing system Sem 1
15:00-15:30 Tea PDS
15:30-16:30 ben-Avraham, D (Clarkson University) PDS
  One-species diffusion-limited reactions on the Bethe lattice Sem 1
18:45-19:30 Dinner at Wolfson Court (Residents Only) PDS
Friday 30 June
09:00-10:00 Bouchaud, J-P (CEA Saclay) PDS
  Extreme value problems in random matrix theory, spin glasses and directed polymers Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Benichou, O (College de France) PDS
  Optimal search strategies for hidden targets Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee PDS
11:30-11:40 Bertin, E PDS
  Relation between global fluctuations in non-equilibrium systems and Gumbel statistics Sem 1
Session: 0
11:40-11:50 Davidsen, J PDS
  Earthquake recurrence as a record breaking process Sem 1
12:00-12:10 Mallick, K PDS
  Effects of the low frequencies of noise on On--Off intermittency Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court PDS
14:00-15:00 Redner, S (Boston University) PDS
  On the role of global warming on the statistics of record-breaking temperatures Sem 1
15:00-15:30 Tea PDS
18:45-19:30 Dinner at Wolfson Court (Residents Only) PDS
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National and International Scientific Research Meetings

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