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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 almost 10 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 13, 2004 about 10 years ago
Parent Program: Probability, Algorithms and Statistical Physics
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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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates 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 123MSRI. Our preferred rate is $139 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Jan 13, 2005
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)