New Frontiers in Random Geometry (RaG)
An EPSRC Programme Grant in Probability
Cambridge Probability has been awarded a Programme Grant, only the second such grant in mathematics. It will fund the programme ‘New Frontiers in Random Geometry’ (RaG), beginning on 1 September 2011. The thrust of RaG is to explore geometrical aspects of random processes, with emphasis on processes of fragmentation, embedding, and aggregation. The research will be conducted within the Statistical Laboratory of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.
The Investigators, Nathanael Berestycki, Geoffrey Grimmett, and James Norris, will work with an Advisory Board comprising Yuval Peres, Stanislav Smirnov, Balint Toth, and Wendelin Werner. The grant of around £1.7M (fEC) will fund a 6 year project that will bring 6 postdoctoral researchers to Cambridge, and permit an extensive visitor programme. An important dimension of RaG is the involvement of UK scientists active in cognate fields.
Please watch this space for details of activities, progress, and research positions available within RaG. Enquiries to NB, GG, JN via the above links.
Members of RaG:
Probability seminars in Cambridge: past, future
Publications supported by RaG
RaG annual reports: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
Probability @ Cambridge
Cambridge Probability Workshop. Geometry and Analysis of Random Processes, 8–12 April 2013
Isaac Newton Institute Programme. Random Geometry, January–July 2015
Dimer Day, 23 May 2016
RaGeCam (closing workshop of the programme grant). Random Geometry in Cambridge, 25–30 June 2017