Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Probability and Representation Theory in Edinburgh

Feb 26, 2014 - Feb 28, 2014

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA


Name Institution
Gordon, Iain University of Edinburgh
Kessar, Radha City University London
Lecouvey, Cedric Tours University
O' Connell, Neil Warwick University

This is a short workshop exploring new connections between Representation Theory and Probability. The aim of the workshop is to bring together Representation Theorists and Probabilists, as well as experts in other topics, to discuss the recent developments around random walks, extensions of Pitman’s theorem on Brownian motion and links to the Littelmann path model and crystals in Lie theory, and the asymptotic behaviour of representations of the symmetric group.

The workshop will be interactive, modelled to some extent on workshops at AIM in Palo Alto. There will be introductory lectures in the mornings given by Nathanael Berestycki (Cambridge), Philippe Biane (Paris Est) and Valentin Feray (Bordeaux). These will be supplemented by focused discussion groups and informal tutorials in the afternoons. More details, including more information about the mathematics, can be found here.

The meeting is supported by the EPSRC Anglo-Franco-German Representation Theory Network


Detailed arrangements of this workshop can be found here.


A tentative programme is available here