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70 Years of Percolation

A conference in honour of Geoffrey Grimmett's 70th birthday

23-28 July 2023


Percolation, introduced by Broadbent, Hammersley, and Morton almost 70 years ago, is a subject at the very centre of modern probability theory. Along with the 70th anniversary of percolation, this conference will also celebrate the 70th birthday of Geoffrey Grimmett, who has made many fundamental contributions to the subject, and contributed greatly to its success.

Registration is required (but free of charge).  Deadline: June 31, 2023.

Organisers: Roland Bauerschmidt, Ander Holroyd, Ioan Manolescu, James Norris, Perla Sousi

Tentative list of speakers

Michael Aizenman (Princeton)
David Aldous (Berkeley)
Omer Angel (UBC)
Itai Benjamini (Weizmann)
Rob van den Berg (Amsterdam)
Jakob Björnberg (Gothenburg)
Hugo Duminil-Copin (IHES, Geneva)
Aernout van Enter (Groningen)
Alison Etheridge (Oxford)
Christina Goldschmidt (Oxford)
Tony Guttmann (Melbourne)
Frank den Hollander (Leiden)
Mark Holmes (Melbourne)
Tom Hutchcroft (Caltech)
Svante Janson (Uppsala)
Greg Lawler (Chicago)
Jean-François Le Gall (Paris)
Zhongyang Li (Connecticut)
Russ Lyons (Indiana)
Asaf Nachmias (Tel Aviv)
Chuck Newman (NYU)
Mikhail Menshikov (Durham)
Robin Pemantle (Penn)
Laurent Saloff-Coste (Cornell)
Stanislav Smirnov (Geneva)
Alan Sokal (NYU, UCL)
Gordon Slade (UBC)
Jeff Steif (Chalmers)
Vincent Tassion (Zurich)
Béatrice de Tilière (Paris)
Cristina Toninelli (Paris)
Balint Toth (Bristol)
Stanislav Volkov (Lund)
Wendelin Werner (Zurich)

Practical arrangements

The workshop will take place at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.  Accommodation for speakers will be at Downing College. Other accommodation may be found at UniversityRooms.

We are very grateful for funding from


Peter Whittle Fund

(others to be added)

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Cambridge Statistics Clinic

CCIMI Seminars

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