XIV Escola Brasileira de Probabilidade

Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, de 01/08 até 07/08, 2010

The Brazilian School of Probability (EBP) has been organized each year since 1997. It is an initiative of the Brazilian probabilistic community, planned as a forum for the discussion of new ideas and developments in Probability and related areas. It is an opportunity to detect new research directions and to establish new collaborations, and an excellent occasion for students to start their scientific life. The EBP has been organized by IMPA, in Rio de Janeiro, by IME-USP and IMECC-UNICAMP, in São Paulo, and UFMG in Ouro Preto, together with “Instituto do Milênio” (IM-AGIMB), and has received support of several scientific societies and research agencies.

The 14th edition of the Brazilian School of Probability (XIV EBP) will take place jointly with the 2010 Annual Clay Mathematics Institute Summer School “Probability and Statistical Physics in Two and more Dimensions” at its fourth week. The joint event will be held in Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, from August 1 to August 07, 2010.

Scientific Committee

Roberto Fernandez (Utrecht University),
Luiz Renato Fontes (IME-USP),
Servet Martinez (Univ. de Chile).
Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA),
Maria Eulália Vares (CBPF),

Organizing Committee

Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA)-coordenador,
Luiz Renato Fontes (IME-USP),
Bernardo  Nunes Borges de Lima (UFMG),
Leandro Pinto Rodrigues Pimentel (UFRJ).


Random Polymers, Frank den Hollander (Leiden University)

Course Description/References

Tutorial 1

Tutorial 2

Tutorial 3

Tutorial 4

Self-avoiding walks, Gordon Slade (University of British Columbia).

Course Description/References

Tutorial 1

Tutorial 2

Tutorial 3

Tutorial 4

Plenary Talks

Marek Biskup (UCLA e Univ. of Southern Bohemia),
Gibbs distributions on permutations over integers

Nancy Lopes Garcia (Unicamp),
Optimal path for an autonomous vehicle based on Markovian readings

Dimtry Ioffe (Technion),
Random walks in random potentials: The ballistic phase

Wolfgang Konig (Weierstrass Inst.),
The parabolic Anderson model

Alejandro Maass (Univ. de Chile, Santiago),
Cubes in ergodic theory and applications

Leonid Mytnik (Technion),
Infinite rate mutually catalytic branching model

Yuval Peres (Microsoft),
Mobile Geometric Graphs: Detection, Coverage and Percolation

Tatyana Turova (Lund University)
Scalings for the Largest Connected Componentin Inhomogeneous Random Graphs

Short Talks and Poster Sessions

The poster section will occur on Monday evening


Short talks

Tuesday 3/8

20:00-20:15 – E. Cator – Asymptotic speed of second class particles in rarefaction fan
20:15-20:30 – S. Grosskinsky – Metastability in critical zero-range
20:30-20:45 – J. Goodman – Scaling limit of invasion percolation on regular trees
20:45-21:00 – D. Valesin – Multitype Contact Process on Z: Extinction and Interface

Thursday 5/8

20:00-20:15 – A. Bianchi – Coupling in potential wells: pointwise estimates and exponential laws in metastable systems
20:15-20:30 – A. Toom – Non-Markov Invariant Measures of Cellular Automata
20:30-20:45 – M. Cabezas – Bouchaud walks with variable drift




Lectures / Poster-Lectures



Rooming List

Transportation to Búzios

We will have transportation from Rio de Janeiro to Búzios, on August 01 (Sunday) at 15:00hs. The bus will depart from IMPA (Estrada Dona Castorina, 110 – Jardim Botânico).

Participants interested to take this bus should send an e-mail to dac@impa.br informing complete name and id number

Haverá um ônibus no trajeto São Paulo-Búzios e de volta saindo do campus da USP, como de costume, no dia 1/7 às 8 hs e voltando no dia 7 à tarde (em horário e local a ser definido). Para utilizá-lo, é preciso se registrar. Façam isto *o mais rápido possível* com Regiane por email (regianefpjg@gmail.com). É preciso fornecer à Rosária nome completo e número e tipo de registro de identidade. Façam registro da ida e/ou da volta também. Maiores detalhes serão fornecidos diretamente aos inscritos ou mais tarde nesta página.

Financial Support

The organization of the School has a limited number of fellowships for young researchers and students, and special support for Latin American Ph.D. students and researchers.
The deadline to apply for financial support is June 20, 2010, with answers to be out by June 30, 2010. All applicants* should fill in the registration form.

*) Students applying for financial support should also submit short Curriculum Vitae and two recommendation letters from professors familiar with them. Letters should be sent directly by recommender to ebp14@impa.br using 14EBP: (last name of applicant) in the subject line.

Participants from Latin America are encouraged to ask travel support to the Unión Matemática de América Latina y el Caribe. Please contact directly UMALCA.

Researchers from the State of Sao Paulo: for financial support from Fapesp please contact prof. L.R. Fontes (lrenato@ime.usp.br).

Venue: Hotel Atlantico Búzios


Local Information




Prices for Registration

Professors (Ph.D´s)
Professores (Doutores)
R$ 150.00
Students (Master and Ph.D)
Alunos (Mestrado e Doutorado)
R$ 70.00

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Postal Address: Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada 
Estrada Dona Castorina 110, Jardim Botânico
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 22460-320, Brasil 
E-mail: eventos@impa.br