# Advice for Probability Graduate Students

## Attend Seminars

UR Seminar Calendar

Please check the calendar at your own university.

## Go to Conferences

Columbia also maintains a list of probability events.

- June 11 - 15, 2018
- 40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
- Chalmers U, Gothenburg, Sweden
- June 18 - 21, 2018
- Recent Trends in Continuous and Discrete Probability
- Georgia Tech
- June 18 - 22, 2018
- Random Conformal Geometry and Related Fields
- Seoul
- June 18 - 29, 2018
- Summer School on Random Matrices
- U of Michigan
- June 25 - 29, 2018
- A Symposium on Optimal Stopping
- in memory of Larry Shepp
- Rice
- July 2 - 6, 2018
- 12th International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, and 2018 IMS Annual Meeting on Probability and Statistics
- Vilnius
- July 8 - 20, 2018
- 48th Probability Summer School
- St. Flour
- July 9 - 13, 2018
- 4th Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis
- CRM Barcelona
- July 9 - 20, 2018
- Montréal summer workshop: challenges in probability and mathematical physics
- Montreal
- July 16 - 26, 2018
- 2nd Northwestern Summer School in Probability
- Registration open until March 1
- Northwestern
- July 23 - 27, 2018
- Summer School: Developments in Stochastic Partial Differential Equations in honour of Giuseppe Da Prato
- Riemann International School of Mathematics
- Varese
- August 26 - 31, 2018
- Interacting Particle Systems and Parabolic PDEs
- Banff
- September-December, 2018
- Special Semester in Probability
- U of Connecticut
- September 3 - 7, 2018
- 9th International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and its applications
- Bielefeld
- September 3 - December 21, 2018
- Scaling Limits, Rough Paths, Quantum Field Theory
- Newton Institute, Cambridge
- September 9 - 14, 2018
- Workshop on Stochastic Analysis and its Applications
- Oaxaca
- October 19 - 20, 2018
- with tutorial on October 18 by Sebastian Roch
- Midwest Probability Colloquium
- Northwestern U
- November 15 - 16, 2018
- Northeast Probability Seminar
- New York
- July 8 - 12, 2019
- 41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
- Evanston, Illinois
- August 17 - 21, 2020
- 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics
- Seoul

## General Advice

- Terence Tao’s Career Advice
- Ravi Vakil’s Advice for Grad Students
- Fan Chung’s Advice for Grad Students
- Harvard’s Guide to Graduate Study in Math.
- Interview with AMS president Ken Ribet; see the part about mathematicians in the private sector.

## Opinions and Philosophy

### Life in General

- Video on the importance long-term effort.
- An Algorithm for Discovery in science and math.
- Jobs at Companies, from the point of view of Statistics.

### Mathematics

- Mumford The Dawning of the Age of Stochasticity
- Thurston, On Proof and Progress in Mathematics
- Weinberg, Four Golden Lessons

### Avoiding Self-Delusion

- Donoho, Reproducible Research
- Freedman, Statistical Models and Shoe Leather

## Use Online Resources

- The Best Site – check it daily!
- ArXive Probability Preprints
- Download Articles
- These two sites allow you to download articles from the literature, provided they are older than a year or two (so the journals can still make money).
- JSTOR
- Project Euclid
- Electronic Journals
- Electronic Journal of Probability
- Probability Surveys
- Latin American J. of Prob. and Math. Stat.
- Other Sources of Articles
- Besides looking at the ArXive regularly, you can go to the web pages of your favorite probabilists or other mathematicians and look at their papers. Depending on your choice, the quality could be very high.

## Attend Programs at Institutes

There are many mathematical research institutes worldwide. Some are conference centers or simply departments by another name, but most run semester-long periods of concentration in specific areas. They often give support to young researchers and graduate students.

* Supports research in pairs or teams.

- MSRI, Berkeley
- Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton
- ICERM*, Brown U
- DIMACS, Rutgers. Discrete math and computer science.
- IMA, U of Minnesota. Mostly for applied work.
- MBI, Ohio State. Mathematical biosciences.
- AIM*, Bay Area, California
- IPAM, UCLA
- SAMSI, Raleigh-Durham North Carolina. Statistics and probability.
- Park City Math Institute, Utah
- Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, SUNY Stony Brook.
- Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Harvard.
- Fields Institute, Toronto
- PIMS, Vancouver and nearby universities.
- BIRS*, Banff, Canada
- CRM, Montreal
- Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK
- Turing Institute, London. Data science
- ICMS*, Edinburgh
- Hamilton Institute, Maynooth, Ireland
- Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Dublin
- IHES, Paris
- Institute Henri Poincare*, Paris
- Lebesgue Center, Rennes, France
- Saint Flour summer school in probability. France
- CIRM*, Luminy, France
- Oberwolfach*, Germany
- Hausdorff Center, Bonn
- Hausdorff Institute, Bonn
- Max Planck Institute, Bonn
- Schrodinger Institute, Vienna
- Bernoulli Center*, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Mittag-Leffler Institute*, Stockholm
- Eurandom, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Stochastics.
- De Giorgi Center, Pisa
- Riemann International School of Mathematics, Varese
- ICMAT*, Madrid
- CRM, Barcelona
- CIRM*, Trento, Italy
- Euler Institute, St. Petersburg
- Banach Center, Warsaw
- MATRIX, Australia
- KIAS*, Korea Institute for Advanced Studies, Seoul
- NIMS, Daejeon, Korea
- Vietnam Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi
- VIASM, Hanoi
- RIMS*, Kyoto University
- Morningside Center, Beijing
- Tata Institute, India (click on Faculties/Centres)
- Indian Statistical Institute, (several branches, do a search)

The Fields Institute also has a List of Institutes.

## Online Books

The following archives have huge numbers of wonderful math books and papers. Their status is uncertain; use them at your own discretion.

## Special Pages

- Women in Probability
- The Big Math Network, about jobs at companies.