Advice for Probability Graduate Students

Attend Seminars

Check the calendar at your university.

Go to Conferences

November 21 - 22, 2019
Northeast Probability Seminar
New York
December 2 - 6, 2019
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
December 15, 2019
122nd Statistical Mechanics Conference
March 5 - 7, 2020
Seminar on Stochastic Processes
Tutorial lectures on March 4
Michigan State
April 14 - July 10, 2020
Random Geometry and Quantum Gravity
May 8 - 10, 2020
Frontier Probability Days
Las Vegas
May 18 - 20, 2020
Conference on New Developments in Probability
June 1 - 26, 2020
PIMS-CRM Summer School in Probability
June 9 - 13, 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
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


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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