Spring 2014 Minerva Lecture Series by Prof. Alexei BorodinThe Spring 2014 Minerva Lectures by Prof. Alexei Borodin (MIT) will take place during the week of April 21, 2014. Prof. Borodin will deliver the following talks: “Macdonald processes” Abstract: Our goal is to explain how certain basic representation theoretic ideas and constructions encapsulated in the form of Macdonald processes lead to nontrivial asymptotic results [...]

Columbia-Princeton Probability Day 2014On Friday, April 11, 2014, the annual Columbia-Princeton Probability Day conference will take place at Columbia University’s Northwest Corner Building. The scheduled speakers are: •Martin Barlow (U. British Columbia) •Thierry Bodineau (Ecole Polytechnique) •Steve Lalley (U. Chicago) •Subhro Ghosh (Princeton University) •Clement Hongler (Columbia University) •Jason Miller (MIT) For more information regarding the talks, please [...]

Robert Friedman Awarded the Mark Van Doren Teaching AwardCongratulations to Prof. Robert Friedman for winning the Mark Van Doren Teaching award. This honor is given by the Columbia College Academic Awards Committee to recognize a faculty’s humanity, devotion to truth, and inspiring leadership. The Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching has been awarded annually since 1962 and was established in honor of Mark [...]

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