XVII Escola Brasileira de Probabilidade

Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, de 04/08 até 10/08

The Brazilian School of Probability (EBP) has been organized each year since 1997 by initiative of the Brazilian probabilistic community and 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, IME-USP, IMECC-UNICAMP, UFMG and by UFPE, with the participation of IM-AGIMB and INCTMat, and has received support of several scientific societies and research agencies.

The 17th edition of the Brazilian School of Probability (XVII EBP) will be organized by IMPA and IM-UFRJ. At this occasion we shall celebrate more than thirty years of friendship and scientific interaction between the group of mathematical physics and probability of Roma and L’Aquila and our group of probability in Brazil. The event will be held in Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, from August 4 to August 10, 2013.


Financial Support: May 31,2013.
Communication Submission: May 31,2013.
Financial Support (São Paulo) : April 14, 2013.





Poster Lecture

Scientific Committee

Enrique Andjel (Université Aix-Marseille / IMPA)
Marzio Cassandro (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
Anna De Masi (Università di L’Aquila)
Pablo Ferrari (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Luiz Renato Fontes (Universidade de São Paulo)
Pierre Picco (Université Aix-Marseille)
Maria Eulalia Vares (UFRJ)

Organizing Committee

Sandro Gallo (UFRJ)
Leandro Pimentel (UFRJ)
Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA)
Glauco Valle (UFRJ)
Maria Eulalia Vares – Chair (UFRJ)

Special Volume – call for papers 

Announcement and call for papers – Special Volume

During the 17th edition of the Brazilian School of Probability, the organizers have announced their wish of having a special volume related to this meeting. We can now make its official announcement and call for papers.

A few words about the volume and its relation to the school:

The XVII EBP celebrated a long standing friendship and scientific interaction between the group of mathematical physics and probability of Roma and L’Aquila and our probability group in Brazil. Since the beginning, a central role in this interaction has been played by Errico Presutti, whose leadership, determination, and generosity in promoting the discussion of various ideas has been crucial for the scientific lives of many of us, and for the development of these groups. It is for us reason of big joy and happiness that he has accepted to have this volume in his honor. We shall do our best to correspond.

The special volume will be published at the Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics, having Enza Orlandi (Roma Tre), Glauco Valle (UFRJ), Maria E. Vares (UFRJ) as guest editors. The guest editors thank the collaboration and support of Nancy Garcia (Unicamp), editor-in-chief of BJPS.

Guidelines to authors:


Deadline for submissions: March 10, 2014.

Papers should be submitted by the electronic system of the journal (EJMS), under the ‘special volume’ flag (to be created shortly). The indication of the special volume is needed to have your paper considered for this specific number of the journal. To be sure, you might also send an email message to the guest editors (orlandi@mat.uniroma3.it, eulalia@im.ufrj.br, glauco.valle@im.ufrj.br) informing about your submission.

The articles should be of the highest quality, and all texts will be peer refereed.


Martin Hairer (Warwick University)
Renormalisation Theory and Stochastic PDEs.

Lecture Notes
Additional references

Errico Presutti (Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila)
Stochastic Interacting Particles and Statistical Mechanics.

Lecture Notes
Additional references 1
Additional references 2
Additional references 3

Invited Lectures

Thierry Bodineau (École Normale Supérieure Paris)
The Brownian motion as the limit of a deterministic system of hard-spheres

Antonio Galves (Universidade de São Paulo)
Infinite systems of interacting chains with memory of variable length – a stochastic model for biological neural nets

Giambattista Giacomin (Université Paris Diderot)
Synchronization and transitions in active rotator systems

Stephan Luckhaus (Universität Leipzig)
From lattice based Hamiltonians to nonlinear elasticity

Immacolata Merola (Università di L’Aquila)
Renewal properties and microstructures of the d = 1 Ising Model

Thomas Mountford (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Limiting behaviour of Lyapunov exponents

Stefano Olla (Université Paris Dauphine)
Macroscopic energy fluctuations and thermal conductivity in system of oscillators with conservative noise

Leonardo T. Rolla (IMPA)
Site recurrence for two-type annihilating particle systems

Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA)
Clairvoyant demon problem or scheduling of random walks on complete graphs

Livio Triolo (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”)
An analysis of some stochastic models of biological interest.

Event webpage at UFRJ


Short Talks

Miguel Abadi (IME – USP)
Characterization of potential well spectrum in renewal processes

Ines Armendariz (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Scaling limit of the condensate dynamics in the zero-range process

Rodrigo Bissacot (IME – USP)
Analyticity of the pressure via maximizing measures

Stella Brassesco (Instituto Venezolano di Investigaciones Científicas)
Some results on the stochastic Cahn-Hilliard equation

Leandro Cioletti (UnB)
On nonlinear Schrödinger equations with random potentials: existence and probabilistic properties

Pablo Ferrari (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Symmetric simple exclusion process with free boundaries

Gregorio Flores (PUC de Chile)
Directed polymers and the stochastic heat equation

Sacha Friedli (UFMG)
Some remarks on the role of the smoothness of the majority rule in chains with complete connections

Christophe Gallesco (IMECC-UNICAMP)
Localization for random walk in a slowly decreasing potential

Patricia Goncalves (PUC-Rio)
Nonlinear fluctuations of particle systems

Stefan Grosskinsky (University of Warwick)
Dynamics of condensation in the inclusion process

Michael Hoegele (Humboldt Universität Zu Berlin)
The first exit problem from the vicinity of an attractor for dynamical systems perturbed by heavy-tailed Lévy processes

David Kelly (University of Warwick)
Homogenisation for multi-dimensional maps and flows

Demeter Kiss (Centrum Wiskunde&Informatica)
Frozen percolation in two dimensions

Hubert Lacoin (CNRS)
The heat equation shrinks Ising droplets to points

Claudio Landim (IMPA)
Zero-temperature limit of the Kawasaki dynamics for the Ising lattice gas in a large two-dimensional torus

Alexei Malybaev (IMPA)
Large deviation principle in shell models of turbulence

Domingos Marchetti (IF-USP)
On the virial series of a gas of point-particles interacting via a uniformly repulsive interaction

Leandro Pimentel (UFRJ)
On the location of the maximum of a continuous stochastic process

Krishnamurthi Ravishankar (Suny-College at New Paltz )
Convergence to critical measure for zero range process with random rates

Rinaldo Schinazi (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Waiting for a second mutation

Vincent Tassion (ENS-LYON)
The order of the phase transition in planar FK-percolation

Abstract submissions (posters or short talks)

Participants must be registered in order to submit a communication. All submissions appear as ‘poster’. The number of short talks is limited and the selection will be done by the organizers.

To submit a communication, the participant needs to prepare an abstract in LaTeX using the standard format of the school which can be downloaded by clicking here.

The text must be processed directly from LaTex to the .PDF format. The .PDF and .tex files should be sent to the e-mail ebp17@im.ufrj.br not later than May 31, 2013.




Rio de Janeiro

Those participants who need an accomodation in Rio prior or right after the school should contact a hotel directly. A list of suggestions can be found in here


The meeting will take place at the Hotel del Bosque resort, in Mambucaba, a beach district of Angra dos Reis county, about 200 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The fully secluded Hotel del Bosque offers both a spectacular landscape and a wide range of leisure options, as well as a magnific wide strip of private beach. For more information, please access http://www.hoteldobosque.com.br

Participants staying at Hotel del Bosque will be able to take advantage of the following special rates:

SINGLE – R$ 400,00 + 15% = R$ 460,00 per day (taxes included; all meals included)
DOUBLE – R$ 442,00 + 15% = R$ 508,30 per day (taxes included; all meals included)
TRIPLO – R$ 553,00 + 15% = R$ 635,95 per day (taxes included; all meals included)

Other lodging options are available at the Vila Historica de Mambucaba. We describe next these options.

a) Vila Historica de Mambucaba: Located 2 km from Hotel del Bosque, it is a small beach town (about 500 inhabitants), whose central section was built in the colonial period, and includes a very pretty XVIII century baroque church. The two inns described below are at less than 100 m from the beach.

Pousada das Flores: Higher level accomodation, also with air conditioning, fridge and TV. Daily rates with beakfast:

Double rooms : R$ 150 ~ R$180 + rates
Phone: 55-24-3362-2089, e-mail: reservas@pousadaflores.com.br
url: http://www.pousadaflores.com.br

Pousada Vila Historica: Simple but charming rooms with air conditioning, fridge and TV. Daily rates with breakfast:

Single rooms : R$ 120 + rates
Double rooms : R$ 140 + rates
Phone: 55-24-3362-2091, e-mail: pousadavilahistorica@hotmail.com
url: http://www.pousadavilahistorica.com.br

For reservations, please write to Michele Leite at micheleleite@cmoeventos.com.br

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro 

Leaving the airport

On leaving the airport we suggest that you take a taxi. The yellow cabs are less expensive than the special red or blue ones, as these have special booths located inside the airport facilities. The current fares are around R$ 60,00, for a trip of about 30 minutes. There are also air-conditioned buses leaving from the blue sector, terminal 1 and 2, running from the airport to the Novo Rio Bus Station, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

Buses and Cabs

There are two bus lines running near the Institute: line 409 (Tijuca – Jardim Botânico) and line 124 (Central – Jardim Botânico). Pay as you enter, using the front door to get on and the rear door to get off the bus. The current bus fare is R$ 2,75 and the maximum change given is for a R$ 20,00 bill.

For those who will arrive at IMPA much earlier than the Bus departure, room # 224 will be available to leave your luggage. At the same floor you may find restrooms.

Once at IMPA, you can go for a walk at the Botanical Garden http://www.jbrj.gov.br/ (Rua Pacheco Leão 100) in order to wait for the Bus departure (15:00). There is also a very nice restaurant, Couve Flor http://www.couveflor.com.br/ Rua Pacheco Leão 724.

Other option for transportation to Mambucaba

The Costa Verde bus line company is another transportation option to go to Mambucaba.

Those who can not take the transportation provided by the event should take bus a Novo Rio Station located at Av. Francisco Bicalho, nº 1 Santo Cristo in the downtown. There are many departures times available and the fare is R$ 59,00. You have to ask the driver that you have to get off the bus at Hotel dos Bosque – PEREQUÊ.

For further information please check the link below

Transportation to Mambucaba

Going to Hotel do Bosque (Mambucaba)

From Rio de Janeiro

Bus Departure: Sunday, August 4
Place: Rio de Janeiro – IMPA (Estrada Dona Castorina,110 – Jardim Botânico – RJ)
Time: 3:00PM
Those interested in using this transportation, shall send an e-mail message to dac@impa.br informing the name, ID number, RNE or passport (for foreign).

Bus List

Back from Mambucaba to Rio de Janeiro

Departure: Saturday, August 10
Time: 2:00PM

From Campinas and São Paulo

Bus Departure: Sunday, August 4
Place: Campinas – Largo do Rosário
Time: 12:00PM

Bus Departure: Sunday, August 4
Place: São Paulo – (Campus USP, Butantã — in front of Escola de Educação Física, next to Portaria 1 of the Campus). The bus will pass by Guarulhos Airport in case there is interest (around 2:45PM on the way to the School; and also on the way back on August 10, without an estimate of the schedule for the moment).
Time: 2:00PM

Those interested in using this transportation, shall send an e-mail message to secproj@ime.usp.br (Regiane e Marilúcia), with subject “Ônibus EBP”, informing the complete name, ID number, RNE or passport (for foreign).

Back from Mambucaba to São Paulo

Departure: Saturday, August 10
Time: * Information will be available later/soon.

Indique onde pretende embarcar/desembarcar em cada trecho, conforme o caso. Opções: Campinas, São Paulo, Aeroporto de Guarulhos.”

Local Information

Mambucaba is located in the so called Costa Verde (Green Coast) in the South West of Rio de Janeiro State, near the boundary with Sao Paulo State. In this region the Sierra do Mar mountain range meets the see, and all the mountain slopes are covered by a luxuriant vegetation, part of one of the few extant large extensions of subtropical forest (Mata Atlântica) in the country. The weather is humid and tropical. The meeting will take place in winter, which is relatively drier, but participants should be prepared for some rain. Daily temperatures in July fluctuate between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius (72 and 90 degrees Farenheit), but night lows can go down to 15 Celsius (59 degrees Farenheit).

The EBP will take place in the Hotel do Bosque

Financial Support and Sponsors

The organization of the School has a limited number of fellowships for young researchers and students, and special support for european researchers (reimbursement from ESF).

The deadline to apply for financial support is May 31, 2013 , with answers to be out by July 10, 2013. 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 ebp17@im.ufrj.br using 17EBP: (last name of applicant) in the subject line.

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

Researchers with PhD affiliated to institutions of the state of São Paulo (permanently or temporarily) should send a message to L.R. Fontes (lrenato@ime.usp.br) in order to enter the collective request of funds to FAPESP for the school. For that a (prospective or definitive) title and abstract of work to be presented at the school should accompany the message. Deadline: April 14 2013. 


Category Prices
Students (Master and Ph.D) R$ 150.00
Professors (Ph.D´s) R$ 250.00

Payment of registration fee will be made upon arrival, in Brazilian currency (Real) and check.


Financial Support: May 31,2013.
Communication Submission: May 31,2013.

Registered Participants


Visa Information

I wish to remind that US and Mexican citizens must apply for a visa to come to Brazil, concerning Europeans citizens it depends of the country, so please get in touch with the nearest Brazilian Consulate in your country in this direction.

A natural question would be the type of visa you need. Since you will not be receiving income or employment in Brazil, a tourist visa is just fine.

In order to avoid bureaucracy delays, I advise you to apply for the tourist visa as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you need an official letter of invitation sending an e-mail to dac@impa.br / ebp17@im.ufrj.br