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YEP VII 2010(Young European Probabilists) workshop 

Probability, random trees and algorithms
March 8-12, 2010


This workshop is the seventh in a successful series of YEP meetings taking place at Eurandom in the past years, each devoted to a different topic representing a topical development in probability. Topics are chosen by a steering committee headed by Remco van der Hofstad (Eindhoven) and each of the recent workshops was jointly organised by a member of the steering committee and another researcher. This year, the main focus of the workshop will be on “Probability, random trees and algorithms". Random trees and probabilistic structures have been considered for a long time, starting with the pioneering work of Erdös and Renyi in the 1960s. In particular, random trees, which are of independent interest in probability in the context of branching processes, occur as search trees in computer science. Hence, the analysis of random trees is at the intersection of probability theory, computer science and combinatorics. Random probabilistic structures have also been studied from a computational perspective, where “threshold phenomena” are observed in the sense that solving a random problem is either “very easy” or “extremely difficult”. There are new, exciting connections with the theory of spin glasses, bringing in ideas of statistical physics. In the workshop we will focus on such new mathematical developments and their connection with probability theory.

Workshop registration

(you will be redirected to the TU/e website for this registration form).

On March 8-9-10-11 lunches are organized.

On Wednesday March 10 there will be a workshop dinner. For non-invitees an amount of 35 euro is requested, to be paid at arrival in cash (preferably exact amount in euro's). 


Nina Gantert - Professor of Mathematics, Universität Münster, gantert@uni-muenster.de 

Ralph Neininger - Professor of Mathematics, Universität Frankfurt, neiningr@math.uni-frankfurt.de 

For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, workshop officer of  EURANDOM, at coolen'at'eurandom.tue.nl

With special thanks and acknowledgement for the contributions of the following sponsors


Research Network Programme:

RGLIS - Random Geometry of Large Interacting Systems and Statistical Physics



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Programme & Abstracts
Practical Information

Former YEP workshops

The workshop will be organised around two minicourses presented by Louigi Addario-Berry (Montréal) and Christina Goldschmidt (Warwick), who will each present a course of three sessions of two hours each, with the titles

• "Branching random walks and algorithms" (Louigi Addario-Berry)
• "Scaling limits for random trees and graphs" (Christina Goldschmidt)

Additionally, Nicolas Broutin (INRIA Rocquencourt), Malwina Luczak (London) and Remco van der Hofstad (TU/e & EURANDOM) will each give a tutorial of 90 minutes covering important new developments in random graphs and algorithms.

Between 15 and 20 researchers at an early stage of their career, typically in the final phase of their PhDs or postdocs, will be encouraged to give 45 minutes talks on their own research topics. We also plan to have problem sessions.

Practical information

Conference Location
the workshop location is EURANDOM,  Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map). The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).

For all information on how to come to Eindhoven, please check http://www.eurandom.tue.nl/contact.htm


Mini-course and tutorial speakers

A reservation will be made for you in Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre, Stratumsedijk 23d, 5611 NA Eindhoven, 040 2121330

Indicate the requested nights in the registration page.

Invited participants

A reservation will be made for you in Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre, Stratumsedijk 23d, 5611 NA Eindhoven, 040 2121330

Indicate the requested nights in the registration page.

**All hotel reservations include breakfast.

Other participants
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