# Advice for Probability Graduate Students

## Attend Seminars

Check the calendar at your university.

## Online Seminars

## Go to Conferences

## Online Conferences

- April 27 - May 1, 2020
- Online conference on Statistical Mechanics, Integrable Systems and Probability

## In-Person Conferences

Coronavirus cancellations are marked in red.

- April 4 - 5, 2020
- Canceled
- AMS Sectional Meeting
- with 3 sessions involving probability
- Purdue
- April 6 - 9, 2020
- Canceled
- Graph Limits
- Eurandom, Eindhoven, Netherlands
- April 14 - July 10, 2020
- Random Geometry and Quantum Gravity
- Paris
- April 20 - 24, 2020
- Postponed
- Bath-Beijing-Paris VI Meeting on Branching Structures
- Bath, UK
- April 24 - 25, 2020
- Canceled
- Finger Lakes Probability Seminar
- Binghamton NY
- May 8 - 10, 2020
- Postponed
- Frontier Probability Days
- Las Vegas
- May 11 - 12, 2020
- Canceled
- Southeastern Probability Conference
- Duke University
- May 11 - 15, 2020
- Canceled
- Workshop YEP XVII: Interacting Particle Systems
- Eurandom, Eindhoven, Netherlands
- May 18 - 20, 2020
- Canceled
- Conference on New Developments in Probability
- Tulane
- June 1 - 5, 2020
- Will likely be postponed
- Challenges in probability and statistical mechanics
- Technion
- June 1 - 26, 2020
- PIMS-CRM Summer School in Probability
- Vancouver
- June 7 - 14, 2020
- BIRS Workshop: Random motions in Markov and semi-Markov environments and their applications
- Banff, Cananda
- June 9 - 13, 2020
- Canceled
- 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
- June 29 - July 10, 2020
- Graduate Summer School on Discrete Probability, Physics, and Algorithms
- Montreal
- June 29 - July 10, 2020
- Graduate Summer School on Foundations and Frontiers of Probabilistic Proofs
- Zurich
- July 5 - 17, 2020
- 50th Saint-Flour Probability Summer School
- St. Flour, France
- July 27 - August 7, 2020
- CMI-HIMR Integrable Probability Summer School
- Oxford
- July 27 - August 14, 2020
- Program on First-Passage Percolation and Related Models
- ICTS Bangalore
- July 28 - August 8, 2020
- XXIV Brazilian School of Probability/ São Paulo School of advanced science on singular stochastic partial differential equations and their applications
- Sao Paulo
- August 3 - 7, 2020
- Postponed
- NSF/CBMS Conference: Gaussian Random Fields, Fractals, SPDEs, and Extremes
- Huntsville, Alabama
- August 17 - 21, 2020
- Postponed
- 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics
- Seoul
- August 26 - September 4, 2020
- PDE and Randomness Symposium (including a summer school)
- Bath, UK
- September 6 - 11, 2020
- BIRS Workshop: Theory and Computational Methods for SPDEs
- Oaxaca, Mexico
- September 7 - 11, 2020
- Random Geometry
- Lebesgue Center, Rennes France
- September 7 - 11, 2020
- 10th International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and its Applications
- Kyoto University
- September 13 - 18, 2020
- BIRS Workshop: Permuations and Probability
- Banff, Canada
- October 8 - 10, 2020
- Midwest Probability Colloquium
- Northwestern
- October 23 - 26, 2020
- Random Media and Large Deviations
- in honor of Ofer Zeitouni’s 60th birthday
- Courant Institute
- 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

## 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.

- MSRI, Berkeley
- Institute for Advanced Study, 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
- Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing*, Berkeley
- 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
- CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico
- CMO, Oaxaca, Mexico
- 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
- IIAS*, Israel Inst. for Adv. Studies, Jerusalem
- 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
- RISM, Varese
- ICMAT*, Madrid
- CRM, Barcelona
- CIRM*, Trento, Italy
- Euler Institute, St. Petersburg
- Banach Center, Warsaw
- MATRIX, Australia
- KIAS*, Seoul
- IBS-CGP*, Pohang, Korea
- NIMS, Daejeon, Korea
- VIASM, Hanoi
- RIMS*, Kyoto University
- Morningside Center, Beijing
- ICTS Bangalore
- Tata Institute, India (click on Faculties/Centres)
- Indian Statistical Institute, (several branches, do a search)

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.

## Special Pages

- Women in Probability
- The Big Math Network, about jobs at companies.

## General Advice

- Fan Chung’s Advice for Grad Students
- Terence Tao’s Career Advice
- Ravi Vakil’s Advice for Grad Students
- Steven Weinberg, Four Golden Lessons
- Harvard’s Guide to Graduate Study in Math.

## Opinions and Philosophy

### Life in General

- Video on the importance long-term effort.
- Jobs at Companies, from the point of view of Statistics.

### Mathematics

- Mumford The Dawning of the Age of Stochasticity
- Thurston, On Proof and Progress in Mathematics

### Avoiding Self-Delusion

- Donoho, Reproducible Research
- Feynman, Cargo Cult Science
- Freedman, Statistical Models and Shoe Leather