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):

Week 2 (Lectures from TUE 4 Oct - FRI 7 Oct):

It is aimed at graduate students in mathematics. Furthermore, postdocs and junior faculty are encouraged to attend. The program will be complemented with survey talks by Berlin/Potsdam probabilists and short talks by participants.
Applications for the Summer School have to include
  • a letter of interest (including a topic on which you could give a short talk),
  • CV,
  • and one recommendation letter.
The BMS offers subsidiary financial support to selected participants to cover travel and accommodation costs for the Summer School. 

For participants with children of up to 6 years, there will be day care opportunities.

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The application period ended on July 31, 2011. No further applications can be accepted!

No contributed talks are accepted anymore. Every local participant is kindly requested to announce her/his participation by
18 September 2011 by writing a short e-mail to Dominique Schneider at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2011 Lecture Program

Schedule week 1 (latest version of 22 September)
Schedule week 2 (latest version of 22 September)
All talks will take place in the lecture hall MA 041 on the groundfloor of the mathematics building of the Technische Universität Berlin till Thursday October 6, 2011.
On Friday October 7, 2011 all talks will take place in lecture hall H 110 on the groundfloor of the main building.