Near-Critical Stochastic Systems:
a workshop in celebration of Mikhail Menshikov's 70th birthday

26-28 March 2018, Egham, Royal Holloway, University of London

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This conference marks the 70th birthday of Mikhail Menshikov (Durham University).

The focus of the meeting will be on presenting recent results and discussing prospective research directions in the study of non-homogeneous random walks and similar near-critical stochastic systems. The conference is partly supported by an LMS Conference grant. Funding for UK-based research students is available. Prospective participants should send a registration request to Vadim Shcherbakov.

Getting there: by train (travel time from 40 min from London Waterloo); by taxi from Heathrow Airport (25 minutes).

All talks are in Windsor Building, room 1-02; coffee and lunch in Upper Foyer.

List of abstracts (pdf file, opens a in new window).

Mikhail Menshikov

Schedule of the conference:

Monday 26/3 Tuesday 27/3 Wednesday 28/3
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00 coffee coffee
11:00 - 11:45 Mathew Penrose (University of Bath)
Recent results on continuum percolation
Stanislav Volkov (Lund University, Sweden)
Turning a coin instead of tossing it
Vadim Shcherbakov (RHUL, Egham)
Boundary effects in competition processes
12:00 - 12:45 Aleksandar Mijatovic (Kings College, London)
Exact simulation of the maximum
of a stable processes
Sergei Zuyev (Chalmers University, Gotenborg, Sweden)
LISA: Locally interacting sequential
adsorption processes model
Ostap Hryniv (Durham University)
Phase transition in a one-dimensional growth model
13:00 - 14:00 lunch
lunch lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Dimitri Petritis (Université de Rennes 1, France)
The Lyapunov function method for CTMC
Andrew Wade (Durham University)
The critical greedy server on the integers
Dmitry Korshunov (Lancaster University)
Harmonic functions and stationary  distributions
for asymptotically homogeneous transition kernels on Z+

15:00 - 15:45 Codina Cotar (University College London)
Processes with super-linear reinforcement
on finite and infinite graphs
Nicholas Georgiou (Durham University)
Lamperti’s problem for heavy-tailed
random walks
Chak Hei Lo (Durham Univesity)
On the centre of mass of random walks
15:45 - 16:15 coffee coffee coffee
16:15 - 17:00 Marina Vachkovskaia (UNICAMP, Brazil)
On the range of two-dimensional
conditioned simple random walk
Denis Denisov (University of Manchester)
First-passage times over moving boundaries
for random walks

17:00 -18:00 reception
18:00 - dinner

Photos from the conference

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Conference organizers: Vadim Shcherbakov, Stanislav Volkov, Andrew Wade.

Last updated: 18 April 2018