Pacific Workshop on Probability and Statistical Physics

  • Start Date: 12/09/2021
  • End Date: 12/11/2021



Recent decades have seen an explosion of research in which probability theory is employed to tackle various important problems arising in statistical mechanics and mathematical physics. This has given rise to the development of diverse research areas which include spin systems, spin glasses, random polymers, heat kernel estimates and conformally invariant random fields to name a few. Each of these areas relies primarily on novel techniques developed in probability theory and harmoniously integrated with other areas of mathematics including algebra, complex analysis, geometry, combinatorics, ergodic theory and computer science. This workshop brings together top researchers in this field, from around the Pacific, with the overall goal of presenting a panoramic view of the most active research directions in current times



Invited Speakers

David Croydon (RIMS Kyoto)

Wei Kuo Chen (Minnesota)

Jian Ding (U Penn)

Jianping Jiang (BIMSA, Beijing)

Jonathan Hermon (UBC)

Nina Holden (NYU)

Naotaka Kajino (RIMS Kyoto )

Mathav Murugan (UBC)

Chuck Newman (NYU) 

Dmitry Panchenko (U Toronto)

Steffen Rohde (UW)

Makiko Sasada (Tokyo)

Avelio Sepúlveda (Universidad Chile)

Allan Sly (Princeton)

Rongfeng Sun (NUS)

Yilin Wang (MIT)



Click here for the Schedule of talks and links to the recordings.



This event is hosted in collaboration with the PIMS Postdoctoral Training Centre in Stochastics.




Lung-Chi Chen (National Chengchi University)

Gourab Ray (University of Victoria)

Akira Sakai (Hokkaido University)

Gordon Slade (University of British Columbia)

Other Information: 

Meeting format:

Online via Zoom 



This event is free though registration is required. Please register online to receive the meeting link.


Online Equity, Inclusion and Respect:

PIMS supports an open and diverse community, which includes voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. PIMS envisions a climate in which all participants are provided with the best possible conditions for learning and research. We strive to provide a supportive and safe environment that is dedicated to excellence, equity and mutual respect and encourage all participants, speakers and facilitators to honor these values when presenting virtually.