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

October 12 - 14, 2017
Midwest Probability Colloquium
October 16 - 19, 2017
Fields Medal Symposium on the work of Martin Hairer
Fields Institute, Toronto
October 22 - 27, 2017
Stochastic Analysis and its Applications
BIRS, Banff, Canada
November 16 - 17, 2017
Northeast Probability Seminar
December 18 - 22, 2017
Workshop on Stochastic Analysis and Random Fields
Second Haifa Probability School
April 4 - 6, 2018
Probability, Analysis and Dynamics ‘18
April 20 - 21, 2018
Finger Lakes Probability Seminar
Rochester, NY
May 10 - 12, 2018
(with Tutorial on May 9)
Seminar on Stochastic Processes
June 11 - 15, 2018
40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
Chalmers U, Gothenburg, Sweden
September 3 - 7, 2018
9th International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and its applications
July 8 - 12, 2019
41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
Evanston, Illinois
July 9 - 13, 2018
4th Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis
CRM Barcelona
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.

Special Pages

Online Books

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