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
September 14 - 16, 2018
Michigan State Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Applications
October 19 - 20, 2018
October 18, tutorial by Sebastian Roch
Midwest Probability Colloquium
Northwestern U
November 9 - 11, 2018
Cincinnati Symposium on Probability
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
June 9 - 15, 2019
Stochastic Spatial Models
For early career mathematicians
U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
July 8 - 12, 2019
41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
Evanston, Illinois
December 2 - 6, 2019
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
August 17 - 21, 2020
10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics

General Advice

Opinions and Philosophy

Life in General


Avoiding Self-Delusion

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).
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.

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.

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