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Random Walks and Random Media April 30, 2012 - May 04, 2012
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2012 almost 2 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: January 30, 2012 about 2 years ago
Parent Program: Random Spatial Processes
Organizers Noam Berger (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nina Gantert (Technical University, Munich), Andrea Montanari (Stanford University), Alain-Sol Sznitman (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich), and Ofer Zeitouni* (University of Minnesota/Weizmann Institute)
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The field of random media has been the object of intensive mathematical research over the last thirty years. It covers a variety of models, mainly from condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, and geology, where one is interested in materials which have defects or inhomogeneities. These features are taken into account by letting the medium be random. It has been found that this randomness can cause very unexpected effects in the large scale behavior of these models; on occasion these run contrary to the prevailing intuition.  A feature of this area, which it has in common with other areas of statistical physics, is that what was initially thought to be just a simple toy model has turned out to be a major mathematical challenge.

 

 

 


 

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. 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 MSRI rate on all room types available.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention MSRI and the workshop name when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to Hotel Durant website, choose your dates of stay and enter the "123MSRI" promo code in the box. The cut-off date for reservations is  Midnight on the day of Thursday, March 29, 2012. The rate is $110 per night plus tax.

 


 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza.  Reservations may be made by calling 1-866-466-9199 and mentioning MSRI and the workshop name. For booking online: Go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com, enter the dates, click "Book Now", click on "Preferred/Corporate Rate Accounts" and enter the code: rwrm12.  The rate is $119 plus tax, based on availability.  There is no cut-off date for reservations.


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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 MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 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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Schedule
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Apr 30, 2012
Monday
08:50 AM - 09:00 AM
  Welcome
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Criteria for Ballistic Behavior of Random Walks in Random Environment
Alejandro Ramirez
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Edge reinforced random walks, Vertex reinforced jump process, and the SuSy hyperbolic sigma model.
Christophe sabot
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Dynamical point of view on some random walk models
Dmitry Dolgopyat
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  A central limit theorem for the effective conductance and resistance
Marek Biskup
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  On the monotonicity of the speed of biased random walk on a Galton-Watson tree without leaves
Alexander Fribergh
May 01, 2012
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Directed polymers and KPZ universality
Timo Seppalainen
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Directed random polymers and Macdonald processes
Ivan Corwin (Columbia University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Spanning trees of graphs on surfaces and the intensity of loop-erased random walk on Z^2
David Wilson (University of Washington)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Stability of the greedy server: Proof of the Coffman-Gilbert conjecture on the unit circle
Vladas Sidoravicius
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Subgaussian Concentration and Rates of Convergence in Directed Polymers
Kenneth Alexander
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
  Reception
May 02, 2012
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Random walks on finite graphs and random interlacements
Augusto Teixeira
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Chemical Distance on Random Interlacements
Jiri Cerny
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  Conditional quenched CLTs for random walks among random conductances.
Serguei Popov
May 03, 2012
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Detecting the trail of the random walker
Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Linearly reinforced random walks.
Omer Angel
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  On the localization-delocalization critical line for the random copolymer
Erwin Bolthausen
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Self-interacting random walks
Perla Sousi
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Stochastic Representation of the Ground States for the Mean Field
Anna Levit
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Scaling limits for self-interacting random walks and diffusions
Balint Toth
May 04, 2012
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  The Cutoff Phenomenon for Typical Birth and Death Chains - Persi Diaconis
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Large deviations and slowdown asymptotics for excited random walks.
Jonathon Peterson
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Excited random walks on $Z^d$
Elena Kosygina
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Maxima of two-dimensional discrete Gaussian free field
Jian Ding
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Potts and independent set models on d-regular graphs
Nike Sun