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The Meeting

Probabilistic methods are widely used both in mathematics and theoretical physics.
The proposed school aims to give PhD students and young post-docs from both fields the
opportunity to obtain an impression of the approaches that are used in this respect in the
community which is not their own. In addition, they shall get to know some of the latest
developments in two selected areas (one each in probability and theoretical physics).

There will be two mini courses: Nina Gantert (Munich) will give a mini course on random
motion in random media, a topic that has grown out of the desire to understand disordered
systems in physics and is now a major research area in mathematical probability.
The second course will be given by Satya Majumdar (Paris Sud, Orsay). He will lecture on
aspects of non-equilibrium statistical physics, such as first passage problems, determinantal
point process and extreme value statistics. These topics are receiving increased interest
also in the mathematics community in recent years.

Additionally, there will be accompanying lectures given by invited speakers as well
as the opportunity of giving contributed talks by experienced researchers (30min) and
young participants, e.g. PhD students (10min).

Here is a poster of the spring school:

Poster of the school

The venue is building S2 08, Hochschulstraße 4, 64289 Darmstadt (google maps).

Here is the programme booklet of the spring school (you will receive a printed copy at your registration):

Booklet of the school

Confirmed speakers

Julien Berestycki
University of Oxford
Nina Gantert
Technische Universität München
Satya Majumdar
Université Paris Sud, Orsay
Marcel Ortgiese
University of Bath
Grégory Schehr
Université Paris Sud, Orsay
Thomas Simon
Université de Lille 1

Target Audience

The spring school is primarily aimed at PhD studens and postdocs, but everybody
is welcome to attend. Participants will be given the opportunity to deliver contributed talks.
Financial support will be offered to selected participants to cover travel and accommodation
costs for the spring school.
Details regarding the application for financial support can be found on the registration page.


Frank Aurzada (Darmstadt)
Volker Betz (Darmstadt)
Matthias Meiners (Darmstadt)


Volkswagen Stiftung                                  FBR Mathematik