Presentations on research in probability and related topics

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

The event will be live, there will be no option to give a talk via zoom.
Depending on restrictions at the time of the event, it might be outdoors.


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


Itai Benjamini, 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.


Opening Lecture by Mikhail Sodin:

Title: Power series with random and pseudo-random coefficients

Abstract: Though the study of the influence of the arguments of the coefficients of power series on their zero distribution was initiated long time ago by Levy, Littlewood, and Offord, this area remains a terra incognita to this day.

Recently we revealed an intimate relation between the zero distribution and the pair correlations (the Wiener spectrum) of the coefficients, which allows us to treat examples of a very different nature (stationary ergodic sequences, Besicovitch almost-periodic sequences, and sequences of arithmetic origin), both on a macroscopic and on a local scale.

The talk will be based on joint works with Jacques Benatar, Alexander Borichev, and Alon Nishry.


Contact for information: 

{itai.benjamini ,gady.kozma ,ofer.zeitouni} at weizmann.ac.il


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