The lectures will be taking place in the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, or briefly the Pacheco ILC . (Also see the interactive map.) We will be in Room 140 which is one floor below street level. The lecture room is equipped with an LCD projector and white boards. Note that the DoubleTree provides a shuttle to and from the university. Registration and coffee/tea are in the same room as the lectures.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
8:15 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 – 9:35 Marek Biskup (University of California, Los Angeles)
Extrema of two-dimensional discrete Gaussian free field and Liouville quantum gravity (Abstract) (Slides)
9:45 – 10:05 Robert Smits (New Mexico State University)
The tug-of-war without noise and the infinity laplacian in a wedge (Abstract) (Slides)
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee/Tea Break
10:40 – 11:30 Michael Damron (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Recent advances in first-passage percolation (Abstract) (Slides)
11:40 – 12:00 Arjun Krishnan (Courant Institute, New York University)
Variational formula for limit shape of first-passage percolation (Abstract) (Slides)
12:05 – 12:25 Youngsoo Seol (Texas State University, San Marcos)
Random walks in a sparse random environment (Abstract) (Slides)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 14:50 Eulalia Nualart (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
LAN property of some diffusion processes with jumps (Abstract) (Slides)
14:55 – 15:15 Kunwoo Kim (University of Utah)
Fractals at infinity and SPDEs (Abstract) (Slides)
15:20 – 15:40 Le Chen (University of Utah)
Hölder continuity for the nonlinear stochastic heat equation with rough initial conditions (Abstract) (Slides)
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee/Tea Break
16:15 – 16:35 Zijian Diao (Ohio University)
The Basel problem revisited: a quantum probabilistic proof (Abstract) (Slides)
16:40 – 17:30 Todd Kemp (University of California, San Diego)
Brownian motion on Lie gorups: limits and fluctuations in large dimensions (Abstract) (Slides)
Monday, May 19, 2014
8:45 – 9:35 M. Gregory Forest (University of North Carolina)
Transient, often anomalous and heterogeneous, diffusive transport through Nature's favorite barrier fluid: Mucus (Abstract) (Slides)
9:45 – 10:05 Scott McKinley (University of Florida)
Memory and state dependent switching in biological difusion (Abstract) (Slides)
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee/Tea Break
10:40 – 11:00 Christel Hohenegger (University of Utah)
Immersed particle dynamics in fluctuating fluids with memory (Abstract) (Slides)
11:05 – 11:25 Scott Hottovy (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Threshold models for rainfall and convection: deterministic and stochastic triggers (Abstract) (Slides)
11:30 – 11:50 Semere Habtemicael (North Dakota State University)
Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes for geophysical data analysis (Abstract) (Slides)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:20 Gregory Morrow (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Conditional joint distribution of runs and steps given the height of a random walk excursion, with application to the Gambler's Ruin (Abstract) (Slides)
14:25 – 14:45 Florian Sobieczky (University of Denver)
Approximate counting with random walks (Abstract) (Slides)
14:50 – 15:10 Barbara Gonzalez (Roosevelt University)
A new method to generate uniform random variates on the unit spheric shell in $\mathbb R^d$ (Abstract) (Slides)
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee/Tea Break
15:45 – 16:05 Manuel Lladser (University of Colorado)
Count of bi-modular hidden patterns under probabilistic dynamical systems (Abstract) (Slides)
16:10 – 17:00 Kavita Ramanan (Brown University)
Obliquely reflected diffusions in non-smooth domains (Abstract) (Slides)
18:30 – Cash Bar/Conference Dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
8:30 – 9:20 Firas Rassoul-Agha (University of Utah)
The growth model: Busemann functions, shape, geodesics, and other stories (Abstract) (Slides)
9:30– 9:50 David Herzog (Duke University)
Noise-induced stabilization of planar flows (Abstract) (Slides) (movie)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 – 10:50 Lingjiong Zhu (University of Minnesota)
Large deviations for the Erdös-Kac theorem (Abstract) (Slides)
10:55 – 11:15 Boris Hanin (Northwestern University)
Zeroes and critical points of random polynomials (Abstract) (Slides)
11:20 – 12:10 Brian Rider (Temple University)
Update on the Beta ensembles (Abstract) (Slides)