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.

March 7 - 9, 2019
Interacting Particle Systems, Statistical Mechanics and Related Topics
in honor of Tom Liggett
March 13 - 16, 2019
Seminar on Stochastic Processes
University of Utah
March 25 - 29, 2019
Information Diffusion on Random Networks
Eurandom, Netherlands
April 12, 2019
Conference on Applied Stochastic Processes and Applications
In honor of Paul Chow
Wayne State, Detroit
April 19 - 20, 2019
Finger Lakes Probability Seminar
May 20 - 22, 2019
Spring Probability Workshop
Academia Sinica, Taipei
May 27 - June 8, 2019
Virginia Integrable Probability Summer School
University of Virginia
June 9 - 15, 2019
Stochastic Spatial Models
For early career mathematicians
University 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
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

General Advice

Opinions and Philosophy

Life in General


Avoiding Self-Delusion

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

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).
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.

The Fields Institute also has a List of Institutes.