Advice for Probability Graduate Students
UR Seminar Calendar
Please check the calendar at your own university.
Go to Conferences
Columbia’s list of probability events (not just at Columbia)
- April 3 - June 16, 2017
- Trimester in Probability at Lyon, including:
June 6 - 9, Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Random Planar Geormetry, and Interacting Random Walks
- April 3 - July 7, 2017
- Stochastic Dynamics Out of Equilibrium
- IHP, Paris
- May 31 - June 2, 2017
- Thera Stochastics, in honor of Ioannis Karatzas
- Santorini, Greece
- June 5 - 30, 2017
- PIMS-CRM Summer School in Probability
- June 8 - 9, 2017
- Fractional Brownian Motion and Rough Models
- Deadline for paper submission: February 28, 2017
- June 12 - 16, 2017
- Phase transitions in randomized computational problems
- AIM, San Jose, CA
- June 13 - 15, 2017
- Interacting Systems and SPDEs
- June 19-23, 2017
- Dynamics, Aging and Universality in Complex Systems, in honor of Gérard Ben Arous’ 60th birthday
- Courant Institiute, New York
- June 25 - July 15, 2017
- Session on Random Matrices
- Park City, Utah
- July 3 - 7, 2017
- International Workshop on BSDEs, SPDEs and their Applications
- July 24 - 28, 2017
- SPA 2017
- August 28 - September 1, 2017
- Summer School on Dyson-Schwinger equations, topological expansions, and random matrices
- 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 20 - 21, 2018
- Finger Lakes Probability Seminar
- Rochester, NY
- May 10 - 12, 2018
- (with Tutorial on May 9)
- Seminar on Stochastic Processes
- 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.
- AMS advice on Mathematical Communication
- Interview with AMS incoming 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 in Industry, from the point of view of Statistics.
- Mumford The Dawning of the Age of Stochasticity
- Thurston, On Proof and Progress in Mathematics
- Atiyah, The Evolution of Mathematics in the 20th Century
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.
- 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
- ICMAT, Madrid
- CRM, Barcelona
- CIRM, Trento, Italy
- Euler Institute, St. Petersburg
- Banach Center, Warsaw
- 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, India (several branches, do a Google search)
The Fields Institute also has a List of Institutes.
The following archives have huge numbers of wonderful math books and papers. Their status is uncertain; use them at your own discretion.