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MSRI Program on Probability, Algorithms and Statistical Physics, Spring 2005 --- OPENING DAY, Thursday 13 January, 2005 January 13, 2005
Registration Deadline: January 13, 2005 over 12 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 13, 2004 almost 13 years ago
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Organizers Alistair Sinclair
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Schedule: 09:30-10:00 David Aldous (UC Berkeley) "Real-world random networks - overview" 10:00-10:50 Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft Research) "Random networks: Observed properties, models, and open questions" 10:50-11:30 Coffee 11:30-12:00 Alistair Sinclair (UC Berkeley) "Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms - overview" 12:00-12:50 Fabio Martinelli (Rome) "Glauber dynamics with many equilibrium states: recent results and open problems" 12:50-02:30 Lunch 02:30-03:00 Yuval Peres (UC Berkeley) "Phase transitions - overview" 03:00-03:50 Marc Mezard (Orsay) "What do we know about glass phases? An introduction, illustrated by some examples from computer science" 03:50-04:30 Coffee 04:30-05:20 Peter Winkler (Dartmouth) "Rapid mixing: Some old problems and new ideas"
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Jan 13, 2005
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Real -world Random Networks- Overview
David Aldous (University of California, Berkeley)
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  Random Networks; Observed Properties, Models, and Open Questions
Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft Research)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithims- Overview
Alistair Sinclair (University of California, Berkeley)
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
  Glauber Dynamics with Equilibrium States: Recent Results and Open Problems
Fabio Martinelli
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Phase Transitions-Overview
Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley)
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
  What Do We Know About Glass Phases? An Introduction, Illustrated by Some Examples from Computer Science
Marc Mezard
04:30 PM - 05:20 PM
  Rapid Mixing: Some Old Problems and New Ideas
Peter Winkler (Dartmouth College)