October 13, 2012

Northwest Probability Seminar 2012

Location: 99/1919

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This is a recap of the 14th Northwest Probability Seminar, a one-day mini-conference organized by the University of Washington, the Oregon State University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Oregon, and the Theory Group at Microsoft Research. The conference was hosted at Microsoft.

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Supported by Microsoft Research and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

The Birnbaum Lecture in Probability was given by Jeff Steif (Chalmers University of Technology). [Past Birnbaum speakers]

Geoffrey Grimmett (Cambridge), Asaf Nachmias (UBC), Douglas Rizzolo (UW), and Son Luu Nguyen (OSU) also spoke.

Schedule

9:45 – 11:15 Coffee and muffins
11:15 – 11:55 Asaf Nachmias
12:00 – 12:40 Douglas Rizzolo
12:45 – 1:45 Lunch (catered)
1:45 – 2:15 Probability demos
2:20 – 3:15 Birnbaum lecture  —  Jeff Steif, expository lecture on noise sensitivity
3:25 – 4:05 Son Luu Nguyen
4:10 – 4:35 Tea and snacks
4:35 – 5:15 Geoffrey Grimmett
6:00 – Dinner (no-host, at Haiku sushi & seafood buffet, downtown Redmond)