Stochastic processes in Mathematical Physics

Firenze, June 19-23 2006

LA PIETRA WEEK IN PROBABILITY 2006 will be a school and conference presenting relevant topics in the probabilistic approach to Mathematical Physics, including some of the most recent advances and some of the prospective challenges of the field. During the meeting we take the occasion to celebrate Michael Aizenman's and Chuck Newman's 60th birthdays.


The school will feature two mini-courses, planned at advanced Ph.D. level, held at the beginning of the week by:


  • G. Giacomin (Université Paris 7)
  • W. Werner (Université Paris-Sud)


The current list of conference speakers includes:


  • G. Ben Arous (EPF Lausanne)
  • F. Camia (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • P. Contucci (Università di Bologna)
  • B. Derrida (École Normale, Paris)
  • B. Duplantier (CEA Saclay)
  • L. R. Fontes (IME, Sao Paulo)
  • G. M. Graf (ETH, Zürich)
  • A. Klein (University of California, Irvine)
  • J. Lebowitz (Rutgers University)
  • F. Martinelli (Università di Roma 3)
  • E. Presutti (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)
  • J. Schenker (IAS, Princeton)
  • S. Sheffield (Courant Institute, New York)
  • V. Sidoravicius (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)
  • S. R. S. Varadhan (Courant Institute, New York)
  • S. Warzel (Princeton University)
  • E. Waymire (Oregon State University)

Short presentations

There will be a session of short contributed presentations. Proposals to be submitted at registration.


On Wednesday night, June 21st, there will be a birthday celebration to take place in the Limonaia of Villa La Pietra.

Scientific committee

J. Lebowitz (Rutgers University), A. Klein (University of California, Irvine), V. Sidoravicius (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro), A. Gandolfi (Università di Firenze)

Organizing committee

D. Stein (New York University), B. Duplantier (Saclay) A. Gandolfi (Università di Firenze), M. Isopi (Università di Roma La Sapienza), P. Contucci (Università di Bologna), M. Romito (Università di Firenze)