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Students Probability Day VII

Event Description

Venue: Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Ziskind building, Lecture room 1
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot


  • The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • The Moross Research School of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Avivit Schramm


Itai Benjamini, Ronen Eldan, Gady Kozma, Ofer Zeitouni


If you plan to participate in the meeting, please let us know by registering online.
Registration is free of charge, and includes lunch at the Institute.

Ziskind Building, Room 1
May 16, 2019

Big Data in Healthcare Symposium

May 26, 2019

Distinguished speaker talk by Prof Le Gall

Event Description


  • The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science


  • Jean-Francois Le Gall, Université Paris-Sud

Lecture title:  Brownian geometry on the sphere

Abstract :
Much recent work has been devoted to the metric properties of large random graphs drawn on the two-dimensional sphere, which  are also called random planar maps. Starting from a triangulation of the sphere with a given number of faces (triangles) and chosen uniformly at random, one considers the metric space consisting of the vertex set of this triangulation equipped with the graph distance.  When the size of the triangulation tends to infinity, this suitably rescaled random metric space converges in distribution, in the Gromov-Hausdorff sense, to a random compact metric space called the Brownian sphere (or Brownian map). We will survey recent results showing that the Brownian sphere is indeed a universal model of random geometry in two dimensions. We will also introduce related models such as the Brownian disk and the Brownian plane, and we will discuss their connections with the Brownian sphere.

Ziskind Building, Room 1
May 29, 2019