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 29 - 31, 2018
Frontier Probability Days
Registration deadline: March 18
Oregon State
April 4 - 6, 2018
Probability, Analysis and Dynamics ‘18
April 20 - 21, 2018
Finger Lakes Probability Seminar
Rochester, NY
May 1 - 3, 2018
Transport and localization in random media: theory and applications
May 10 - 12, 2018
(with Tutorial on May 9)
Seminar on Stochastic Processes
May 14 - 15, 2018
Southeast Probability Conference
June 11 - 15, 2018
40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
Chalmers U, Gothenburg, Sweden
June 18 - 21, 2018
Recent Trends in Continuous and Discrete Probability
Georgia Tech
June 18 - 22, 2018
Random Conformal Geometry and Related Fields
June 18 - 29, 2018
Summer School on Random Matrices
U of Michigan
June 25 - 29, 2018
A Symposium on Optimal Stopping
in memory of Larry Shepp
Rice U
July 2 - 6, 2018
12th International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, and 2018 IMS Annual Meeting on Probability and Statistics
July 9 - 13, 2018
4th Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis
CRM Barcelona
July 9 - 20, 2018
Montréal summer workshop: challenges in probability and mathematical physics
July 16 - 26, 2018
2nd Northwestern Summer School in Probability
Registration open until March 1
Northwestern U
July 23 - 27, 2018
Summer School: Developments in Stochastic Partial Differential Equations in honour of Giuseppe Da Prato
Riemann International School of Mathematics
August 26 - 31, 2018
Interacting Particle Systems and Parabolic PDEs
September 3 - 7, 2018
9th International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and its applications
September 9 - 14, 2018
Workshop on Stochastic Analysis and its Applications
October 19 - 20, 2018
with tutorial on October 18 by Sebastian Roch
Midwest Probability Colloquium
Northwestern U
November 15 - 16, 2018
Northeast Probability Seminar
New York
July 8 - 12, 2019
41st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
Evanston, Illinois
August 17 - 21, 2020
10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics

General Advice

Opinions and Philosophy

Life in General


Avoiding Self-Delusion

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.

* 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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