Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar
Probability Seminar
Year 2020


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Probability Seminar       Lunt 105, 3:00PM
Elton Hsu,   Northwestern University
Title: The Parisi Formula via Stochastic Analysis
Abstract and details available
Probability Seminar       Lunt 105, 4:10PM
Shuwen Lou,   Loyola University
Title: Distorted Brownian motion on spaces with varying dimension
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Probability Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Ben McKenna,   Courant Institute
Title: Large deviations for extreme eigenvalues of deformed Wigner random matrices
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Probability Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Eliran Subag,   Courant Institute
Title: Geometric TAP approach for spherical spin glasses
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Probability Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Mathieu Lauriere,   Princeton
Title: On Machine Learning Methods for Mean Field Games and Mean Field Control
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Probability Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Toby Johnson,   CUNY
Title: Two-type diffusion limited annihilating systems
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Probability Seminar       Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Jessica Lin ,   McGill University
Title: An Invariance Principle for Barycentric Brownian Bees
Abstract and details available
Probability Seminar       Lunt 107, 4:10PM
Kazuhiro Kuwae,   Fukuoka University
Title: New Laplacian comparison theorem and its applications to diffusion processes on Riemannian manifolds
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Probability Seminar       , 3:00PM
Julian Gold,   Northwestern
Title: (Remote) Complexity of barriers in the pure spherical p-spin model
Special Note: This is a remote talk. Link: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031 Meeting ID: 907 400 031
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/2175327580, 4:00PM
Elton Hsu,   Northwestern University
Title: (Remote) An Introduction to the Geometry of Backward Stochastic Differential Equations
Special Note: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/2175327580
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 11:00AM
Dan Fletcher,   Northwestern
Title: Loss landscape of neural networks
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 3:00PM
Christian Gorski,   Northwestern University
Title: Diophantine measures and the local limit theorem
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Han Gan,   The University of Waikato
Title: Poisson-Dirichlet, Dirichlet process & Ewen sampling formula approximation
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 3:00PM
Natalia Cardona Tob√≥n,   CIMAT / University of Bath
Title: Yaglom's limit for critical Galton-Watson processes in varying environment: A probabilistic approach
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 3:00PM
Igor Wigman,   King's College London
Title: On the defect ("signed area") of toral Laplace eigenfunctions and exponential sums
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 3:00PM
Omer Bobrowski,   Technion
Title: Homological Percolation: The Formation of Giant k-Cycles
Abstract and details available


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031 , 11:00AM
Barbara Dembin,   LPSM
Title: Maximal flow from a compact convex subset to infinity in first passage percolation
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Wai-Kit Lam,   University of Minnesota
Title: Tail bounds for the averaged empirical distribution on a geodesic in first-passage percolation
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 9:00am
Pierre Nolin,   City University of Hong Kong
Title: Forest fire processes and near-critical percolation with heavy-tailed impurities
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Erik Bates,   University of Wisconsin
Title: Empirical measures, geodesic lengths, and a variational formula in first-passage percolation
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Souvik Dhara,   MIT
Title: The r-to-p norm of non-negative random matrices
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Sunder Sethuraman,   University of Arizona
Title: On microscopic derivation of a continuum mean-curvature flow
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Marcelo Hilario,   UFMG
Title: Random walks on dynamic random environments with non-uniform mixing.
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Petros Valettas,   University of Missouri
Title: Hypercontractivity, Convexity, and Lower Deviations
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 9:00am
Ron Peled,   Tel Aviv University
Title: Quantitative estimates for the effect of disorder on low-dimensional lattice systems
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 9:00am
Alessandra Cipriani,   TU Delft
Title: Some properties of the discrete membrane model
Abstract and details available


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Probability Seminar       https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/907400031, 4:00PM
Lisa Sauermann,   Stanford University
Title: On the extension complexity of random polytopes
Abstract and details available



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