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MSRI Program on Probability, Algorithms and Statistical Physics, Spring 2005 --- OPENING DAY, Thursday 13 January, 2005 January 13, 2005 - January 13, 2005

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Jan 13, 2005
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Real -world Random Networks- Overview
David Aldous (University of California)
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)