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70 Years of Percolation

24-28 July 2023


Percolation, introduced by Broadbent, Hammersley, and Morton 70 years ago, is a subject at the very centre of modern probability theory. This conference will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the subject area and one of its main contributors.

Conference photograph 

Registration is required (but free of charge).  Deadline: June 30, 2023.

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

The conference with start on Monday (24 July) at 9am and finish on Friday (28 July) after lunch. There will be a conference dinner on Wednesday evening.

List of speakers

Michael Aizenman (Princeton)
David Aldous (Berkeley)
Omer Angel (UBC)
Rob van den Berg (Amsterdam)
Jakob Björnberg (Gothenburg)
Barbara Dembin (Zurich)
Hugo Duminil-Copin (IHES, Geneva)
Alison Etheridge (Oxford)
Christina Goldschmidt (Oxford)
Tony Guttmann (Melbourne)
Frank den Hollander (Leiden)
Mark Holmes (Melbourne)
Tom Hutchcroft (Caltech)
Svante Janson (Uppsala)
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)
Gordon Slade (UBC)
Jeff Steif (Chalmers)
Vincent Tassion (Zurich)
Béatrice de Tilière (Paris)
Cristina Toninelli (Paris)
Balint Toth (Bristol)
Stanislav Volkov (Lund)
Wendelin Werner (Cambridge)


The workshop will take place at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.

Schedule (PDF)

Abstracts (PDF)

Practical arrangements

Accommodation for speakers will be at Downing College Conference Accommodation. Other accommodation may be found at UniversityRooms.

Cambridge is reachable from all London airports.

  • The closest one (only operating flights to/from Europe) is London Stansted (STN), about 30 minutes by train from Cambridge.
  • London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW) operate international flights and are both about 2 hours by train from Cambridge.

If you are interested in booking a taxi from the airport, it is advisable to book it in advance as the rates are much cheaper. One taxi company is Panther Taxis. Transfers (one way) to and from the different airports are roughly GBP 60 (Stansted), GBP 120 (Heathrow), and GBP 140 (Gatwick).


We are very grateful for funding from


Peter Whittle Fund

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