Groups, Graphs and Stochastic Processes (15w5146)


(Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics)

Omer Angel (UBC)

Balint Virag (University of Toronto)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Groups, Graphs and Stochastic Processes" workshop from June 21st to June 26th, 2015.

The asymptotic behaviour of large finite networks with few edges is
important in many fields, including group theory, statistical physics and
computer science. In a large network, the local structure near a random node
exhibits a statistical symmetry. Group theory provides many examples of
symmetric networks, while random regular networks are locally tree-like and
thus can be studied via the ergodic theory of group actions. Often, the
methods employed are probabilistic, such as percolation and random walks.
This is an emerging theory that can benefit from collaborations in many
areas of mathematics.

The proposed workshop is a continuation of a widely successful workshop in
. The aim is to bring together top experts and young researchers to
boost further interaction and make a step towards building a general theory.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).