Probability Sessions at the 1996 Regional AMS Meeting
1996 Southern California Probability Symposium
The 1996 Southern California Probability Symposium will be held jointly
with the AMS Western Regional Meeting at CalTech on the weekend of
November 16-17. The organizer of the special sessions in probability
is T. Liggett, UCLA.
Saturday, November 16
Special Session in Probability I in E. Bridge Laboratory 114
- 9:00-9:35 K. Alexander, USC: ``The asymmetric random cluster model and comparisons
among Potts models''
- 9:40-10:15 A. Stacey, UCLA: ``A strict inequality between site and bond critical
- 10:20-10:55 R. Burton, Oregon State: ``Mixing and determinism in random fields''
AMS Invited Lecture in E. Bridge Laboratory 201
- 2-3 Roberto Schonmann, UCLA: ``The Ising model in recent years: Wulff
droplets, metastability, and strong mixing properties''
Special Session in Probability II in E. Bridge Laboratory 114
- 3:30-4:05 P. Baxendale, USC: ``Almost sure mixing for stochastic flows of diffeomorphisms''
- 4:10-4:45 J. Gravner, UC Davis: ``Properties of critical threshold growth dynamics''
- 4:50-5:25 D. Aldous, UC Berkeley: ``Deterministic and stochastic models for coalescence:
A survey of the mean-field theory''
Sunday, November 17
Talks by new probabilists in E. Bridge Laboratory 114
- 9:00-9:15 U. Keich, CalTech: ``A possible definition of a stationary tangent process''
- 9:20-9:35 V. Piterbarg, USC: ``Convergence of rescaled isotropic flows to a
- 9:40-9:55 A. Puha, UCLA: ``Critical values for reversible growth models on trees''
- 10:00-10:15 F. Su, Harvey Mudd College: Rates of convergence for random walks
on S^1 and S^2''
- 10:20-10:35 S. Masooman, UC Irvine:``High temperature and strong magnetic field
phases of long range random Ising models''
- 10:40-10:55 I. Jeon, Ohio State:``Gelation phenomena''