UBC Probability Seminar: Amin Coja-Oghlan (Online)

  • Date: 07/01/2020
  • Time: 09:00
Lecturer(s):
Amin Coja-Oghlan, University of Frankfurt
Location: 

Online

Topic: 

Disordered systems and random graphs I

Description: 

Besides being a classical research topic at the juncture of combinatorics and probability with applications in several other disciplines, random graphs and their phase transitions have been attracting the interest of the statistical physics community. From this perspective, random graphs can be viewed as disordered systems, real-world examples of which include glasses and spin glasses. Physicists have thus brought to bear techniques centered around the notion of "replica symmetry breaking", thereby putting forward a multitude of predictions.

In this course we will learn about the current state of rigorising these predictions, and about the new mathematical tools developed over the recent years. In addition, we will look at applications, particularly in the area of Bayesian inference.

Other Information: 

Please contact organizers for meeting ID at mathav@math.ubc.ca