Random Motions and Random Graphs
September 26 - October 7, 2011
at TU Berlin
organized by the Berlin/Potsdam probability community, coordinated by Wolfgang König (TU Berlin and WIAS).
The summer school is devoted to fundamental and crucial properties of random motions in random and non-random environment, and to macroscopic structures on large random graphs, with a view at algorithmic applications. Four active researchers give modern treatises of timely subjects in these fields and develop the current state of the art of the methodologies used. In the first week, fine properties of Brownian paths and interactions between random (branching) motions and the random surrounding medium are considered, in the second week random networks, which may serve as models for the internet, and random processes on them like percolation, are introduced and critical properties of information spreading through the network are studied. Furthermore, random trees are investigated as a probabilistic tool for the analysis of algorithms.
Weeks 1 and 2 may be attended independently.
Week 1 (Lectures from TUE 27 Sep - SAT 1 Oct):
- Peter Mörters (U Bath) Path properties of Brownian motion
- Nina Gantert (TU München): Random walks, random media, branching
Week 2 (Lectures from TUE 4 Oct - FRI 7 Oct):
- Brigitte Chauvin (U Versailles): Random trees for analysis of algorithms
- Remco van der Hofstad (TU Eindhoven): Stochastic processes on random graphs: routing and attack vulnerability
- a letter of interest (including a topic on which you could give a short talk),
- and one recommendation letter.
For participants with children of up to 6 years, there will be day care opportunities.
No contributed talks are accepted anymore. Every local participant is kindly requested to announce her/his participation by
Schedule week 1 (latest version of 22 September)
On Friday October 7, 2011 all talks will take place in lecture hall H 110 on the groundfloor of the main building.