Advice for Probability Graduate Students

Attend Seminars

Check the calendar at your university.

Go to Conferences

December 15, 2019
122nd Statistical Mechanics Conference
Rutgers
February 24 - 28, 2020
3rd Haifa Probability School
March 5 - 7, 2020
Seminar on Stochastic Processes
Tutorial lectures on March 4
Michigan State
April 4 - 5, 2020
AMS Sectional Meeting
with 3 sessions involving probability
Purdue
April 14 - July 10, 2020
Random Geometry and Quantum Gravity
Paris
April 20 - 24, 2020
Bath-Beijing-Paris VI Meeting on Branching Structures
Bath, UK
April 24 - 25, 2020
Finger Lakes Probability Seminar
Binghamton NY
May 8 - 10, 2020
Frontier Probability Days
Las Vegas
May 18 - 20, 2020
Conference on New Developments in Probability
Tulane
June 1 - 26, 2020
PIMS-CRM Summer School in Probability
Vancouver
June 9 - 13, 2020
7th Cornell Conference on Analysis, Probability, and Mathematical Physics on Fractals
June 15 - 26, 2020
Summer School on Random Matrices
University of Michigan
June 15 - 26, 2020
Stochastic Differential Geometry and Mathematical Phyisics
Lebesgue Center, Rennes France
June 29 - July 10, 2020
Graduate Summer School on Random Graphs
MSRI Berkeley
July 27 - August 7, 2020
CMI-HIMR Integrable Probability Summer School
Oxford
August 17 - 21, 2020
10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics
Seoul
September 7 - 11, 2020
Random Geometry
Lebesgue Center, Rennes France
October 8 - 10, 2020
Midwest Probability Colloquium
Northwestern
November 19 - 20, 2020
Northeast Probability Seminar
New York
January - July, 2021
Thematic Program in Probability and PDE
CRM Montreal
March 14 - 21, 2021
Interacting Particle Systems and Hydrodynamic Limits
CRM Montreal
April 7 - 9, 2021
Probability, Analysis and Dynamics 21
Bristol, UK
April 11 - 18, 2021
Mean Field Games
CRM Montreal
May 2 - 16, 2021
Branching Systems, Reaction-Diffusion Equations, and Population Models
CRM Montreal
June 27 - July 11, 2021
Unifying Concepts in PDE with Randomness
CRM Montreal
August 16 - December 21, 2021
Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems
MSRI, Berkeley
January 18 - May 20, 2022
The Analysis and Geometry of Random Spaces
MSRI, Berkeley

General Advice

Opinions and Philosophy

Life in General

Mathematics

Avoiding Self-Delusion

Use Online Resources

Current Preprints
ArXive Probability Preprints
Download Articles (older than 1 or 2 years)
JSTOR
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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