# 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.

- September-December, 2018
- Special Semester in Probability
- U of Connecticut
- September 3 - December 21, 2018
- Scaling Limits, Rough Paths, Quantum Field Theory
- Newton Institute, Cambridge
- November 15 - 16, 2018
- Northeast Probability Seminar
- New York
- March 13 - 16, 2019
- Seminar on Stochastic Processes
- U of Utah
- April 19 - 20, 2019
- Finger Lakes Probability Seminar
- Cornell
- June 9 - 15, 2019
- Stochastic Spatial Models
- For early career mathematicians
- U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- June 10 - 14, 2019
- Workshop on the Theory and Applications of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
- Fields Institute, Toronto
- June 11 - 20, 2019
- 11th Cornell Probability Summer School
- July 8 - 12, 2019
- 41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
- Evanston, Illinois
- July 22 - 27, 2019
- 23rd Brazilian School of Probability
- Sao Carlos
- December 2 - 6, 2019
- CLAPEM
- Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
- June 2020
- 7th Cornell Conference on Analysis, Probability, and Mathematical Physics on Fractals
- 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

## 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.

## Use Online Resources

- Current Preprints
- 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.
- Personal Web Pages
- You can find papers on the web pages of your favorite probabilists or other mathematicians. 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, 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
- CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico
- CMO, Oaxaca, Mexico
- 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
- RISM, Varese
- ICMAT*, Madrid
- CRM, Barcelona
- CIRM*, Trento, Italy
- Euler Institute, St. Petersburg
- Banach Center, Warsaw
- MATRIX, Australia
- KIAS*, Seoul
- IBS-CGP*, Pohang, Korea
- NIMS, Daejeon, Korea
- Vietnam Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi
- VIASM, Hanoi
- RIMS*, Kyoto University
- Morningside Center, Beijing
- ICTS Bangalore
- Tata Institute, India (click on Faculties/Centres)
- Indian Statistical Institute, (several branches, do a search)

The Fields Institute also has a List of Institutes.