OSU PROBABILITY SEMINAR

Department of Mathematics

 Spring 2015

We will meet on Thursdays at 12:00pm.
Here is a tentative list of speakers (to be extended): Matthew Junge (University of Washington), Peter T. Otto (Willamette University), Robert Burton, Ilya Zaliapin TO BE CONFIRMED (University of Nevada, Reno), Yevgeniy Kovchegov
Registration information: Mth 607, Sec 003 - CRN 54851

Day/Time/Room

Speaker

Title and abstract

Thursday, April 16, 12:00pm
GILK 115
Matthew Junge
University of Washington

"The frog model on trees."

Abstract. On a d-ary tree place some number (random or otherwise) of sleeping frogs at each site, as well as one awake frog at the root. Awake frogs perform simple random walk and wake any "sleepers" they encounter. A longstanding open problem: Does every frog wake up? It turns out this depends on d and the amount of frogs. The proof uses two different recursions and two different versions of stochastic domination. Joint with Christopher Hoffman and Tobias Johnson.
Thursday, April 30, 12:00pm
GILK 115
Robert Burton
Oregon State University

TBA

Abstract. TBA
Thursday, May 14, 12:00pm
GILK 115
Peter T. Otto
Willamette University

TBA

Abstract. TBA
Thursday, May 21, 12:00pm
GILK 115
TBA

TBA

Abstract. TBA
Thursday, June 4, 12:00pm
GILK 115
TBA

TBA

Abstract. TBA



Past probability seminars: Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Winter 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Winter 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015,