The probability seminar takes place on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in room B3.02.
Organisers: Wei Wu, Stefan Adams, Stefan Grosskinsky
Term 1 2018-19
October 3: TBA
October 10: Milton Jara (IMPA)
Title: Entropy methods in Markov chains
Abstract: Building upon Yau's relative entropy method, we derive a new strategy to obtain scaling properties of Markov chains with a large number of components. As an application, we obtain very precise estimates on the mixing properties of a mean-field spin system. Time permitting, we will also discuss the derivation of the speed of convergence of the hydrodynamic limit and non-equilibrium fluctuations of interacting particle systems.
October 17: Christian Webb (Aalto)
Title: On the statistical behavior of the Riemann zeta function
Abstract: A notoriously difficult problem of analytic number theory is to describe the behavior of the Riemann zeta function on the critical line. After reviewing some basic facts about the zeta function, I will discuss what can be said if the problem is relaxed by considering the behavior of the zeta function in the vicinity of a random point on the critical line.
Time permitting, I will also discuss how this problem is related to various models
of probability theory and mathematical physics. The talk is based on joint work with Eero Saksman.
October 24: TBA
October 31: Paul Dario (ENS Paris)
November 7: Alexandros Eskenazis (Princeton)
November 14: David Dereudre (Lille)
November 21: Nadia Sidorova (UCL)
November 28: Steffen Dereich (Münster)
December 5: TBA