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Welcome to the eighth


Saturday March 14, 2020

Math Dept, University of Athens





Dear friends: After the Greek Ministry of Health's decision that all conference activities should be suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic, we are in the unfortunate position to have to cancel our Colloquium this year. Please watch this space for updates on whether we will be able to reschedule, or to postpone until next year.


Stay healthy and wash your hands!




Following the previous seven AProC meetings [1,2,3,4,5,6,7], we are again organizing this year’s one-day event, centered around three top-quality talks in probability and its interface with other active areas of current research activity. The main aim is to bring together all near-Athens-based researchers in probability and related areas of mathematics and applications.


All interested faculty, post-docs and students are welcome and encouraged to attend


The talks are intended for a general (math/stat) audience and will be accessible to students without particular expertise in the specific areas of the topics discussed. Also, there will be ample time for free interaction and discussion among the participants.


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All talks will take place in room AMΦ24, on the 2nd floor of the Mathematics Dept building on the University of Athens campus. A map together with information on how to get there, can be found here.


On Saturday, March 14, 2020



Nicos Georgiou

(U of Sussex)

Inhomogeneous models of last passage percolation


coffee break

coffee break


Jeremy Quastel

(U of Toronto)

Random growth and integrable systems





Victor Panaretos


Fréchet means and Procrustes analysis

in Wasserstein Space


After the last talk, there will be another coffee break to wrap up, get yet another chance to chat and say goodbye.


Arrangements for coffee and refreshments will be made locally by the organizers. Lunch will be provided at the University Cafeteria, at a cost of €3 per person.


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Nicos Georgiou is a senior lecturer with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Sussex. He is a probabilist working in applied probability, hydrodynamic limits, large deviations, and Markov chains.


Jeremy Quastel is a professor of mathematics with the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Toronto, and he is Chair of the Mathematics Department. He has been an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (2010) and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research interests include the study of interacting particle systems, stochastic partial differential equations, rough interfaces, and the KPZ universality class.


Victor Panaretos is a professor of mathematical statistics with, and Director of, the Institute of Mathematics, at EPFL, Lausanne. He is an associate editor of the Annals of Statistics, JASA, and Biometrika. He has very broad research interests both in theoretical and their applications to the natural sciences.



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There is NO registration fee and everyone interested is welcome to participate. But we ask, for planning purposes, that you please let us know that you plan to attend by sending an email to


or to one of the three organizers


Dimitris Cheliotis (ΕΚΠΑ)

Ioannis Kontoyiannis (ΟΠΑ, U of Cambridge)

Michalis Loulakis (ΕΜΠ)



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