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Workshop on Stochastics in the North West

Date and Location

The talks will take place in the Frank Adams Seminar Room 1, on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April, 2009


The purpose of this meeting is to establish closer ties between probabilists in the North-West region, and to introduce our respective research interests. We hope this meeting will develop into an annual event, with the details discussed at the workshop.


The conference is organised by Markus Riedle and John Moriarty.
The conference administrator is Sebastian Rees.

Preliminary Programme

Thursday 16 April

13:00-13:30 Get together at tea/coffee

13:30-14:30 Alexander Belton (Lancaster)
The chaotic-representation property

14:30-15:00 Bero Roos (Leicester)
Closeness of convolutions of probability measures

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 Michael Tretyakov (Leicester)
Langevin Thermostat for rigid body dynamics

16:00-16:30 John Moriarty
Exit problems associated with Coxeter groups

16:30 - 17:00 Markus Riedle (Manchester)
Cylindrical Levy processes

Evening: Dinner will be at a British Gastro-Pub at 7pm: The Angel

Friday 17 April

9:00-9:30 John Biggins (Sheffield)
The number of edges in certain random graphs

9:30-10:00 Jonathan Jordan (Sheffield)
A preferential duplication random graph and links to vertex-reinforced random walks

10:00-11:00 Jochen Voss (Leeds)
SPDE-based MCMC methods

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Neville Ford (Chester)
Bifurcations in stochastic delay differential equations

12:00-13:00 Mikhail Neklyudov (York)
Backward uniqueness and the existence of the spectral limit for some parabolic SDPEs

13:00-13:30 Small lunch and Goodbye


For accommodation booking contact Sebastian Rees

Any other enquiries contact Markus Riedle


The meeting is supported by MIMS


MIMS The University of Manchester - School of Mathematics - Oxford Road- Manchester - M13 9PL - UK

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