## 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.
## Program

### 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
probabilities''
- 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
coalescing flow''
- 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''