Advice for Probability Graduate Students

Attend Seminars

Check the calendar at your university.

Go to Conferences

July 1 - 5, 2019
Random Structures: LMS Research School on Probability
Bath, UK
July 7 - 19, 2019
Saint-Flour Probability Summer School
Saint-Flour, France
July 8 - 12, 2019
Summer School on Random Matrix Theory
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
September 9 - 13, 2019
Random Walks, Random Graphs, and Random Media
September 14 - 15, 2019
AMS Sectional Meeting
Several special sessions on probability
University of Wisconsin, Madison
September 25 - 26, 2019
Touch down of stochastic analysis in Bielefeld
Register before June 30
October 10 - 12, 2019
Midwest Probability Colloquium
November 21 - 22, 2019
Northeast Probability Seminar
New York
December 2 - 6, 2019
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
May 8 - 10, 2020
Frontier Probability Days
Las Vegas
June 2020
7th Cornell Conference on Analysis, Probability, and Mathematical Physics on Fractals
August 17 - 21, 2020
10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics
November 19 - 20, 2020
Northeast Probability Seminar
New York
April 7 - 9, 2021
Probability, Analysis and Dynamics 21
Bristol, UK

General Advice

Opinions and Philosophy

Life in General


Avoiding Self-Delusion

Use Online Resources

Current Preprints
ArXive Probability Preprints
Download Articles (older than 1 or 2 years)
Project Euclid
Electronic Journals
Electronic Journal of Probability
Probability Surveys
Latin American J. of Prob. and Math. Stat.
Personal Web Pages
These are another good source of papers.

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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