Topics in Probability

Organised by

*Chennai
Mathematical Institute (CMI), *

*Institute
of Mathematical Sciences (IMSC) & *

*Statistical
and Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)*

**Dates:
December 18-20, 2012**

**Venue:
Chennai Mathematical Institute, Siruseri, Tamilnadu.**

**December
18**

9.00-10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00-11.00 Richard Bass, University of Connecticut

*A stability
theorem for the elliptic Harnack inequality*

**Coffee break**

11.30-12.30 Manjunath Krishnapur, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

*Nodal length of
random eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on the 2-d torus*

**Lunch**

2.00-3.00 Anish Sarkar, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

*Brownian Web in
the Scaling Limit of Supercritical Oriented Percolation in Dimension
1 + 1*

**Coffee break**

3.30-4.30 Ramon Van Handel, Princeton University

*Conditional
ergodicity in infinite dimension.*

**December
19**

10.00-11.00 Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, University of Texas at Dallas

*A metric between
probability distributions of different sizes and applications to
order reduction.*

**Coffee break**

11.30-12.30 Krishanu Maulik, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

*Rates of
convergence of color count in balanced urn models.*

**Lunch**

2.00-3.00 Sandra Cerrai, University of Maryland

*Pathwise
uniqueness of stochastic partial differential equations in Banach
spaces.*

**Coffee break**

3.30-4.30 Vivek Borkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

*Certain small
noise limits for diffusions.*

7.00-10.00 **Conference
Dinner**

**December
20**

10.00-11.00 Tom Kurtz, University of Wisconsin

*Time-change
equations for diffusion processes.*

**Coffee break**

11.30-12.30 Arup Bose, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

*Limiting
spectral distribution of patterned random matrices.*

**Lunch**

2.00-2.30 SAMSI Information Session

**Coffee break**

3.00-4.00 Siva Athreya, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

*Convergence of
Nearest Neighbor Markov chains on discrete trees towards Brownian
Motion on real-trees.*

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please send mail to probconf12@gmail.com

The abstracts are available for download here- Abstracts