Welcome to the Berkeley Student Probability Seminar, Spring 2024 edition! This small website will chronicle our journey through Sebastien Roch's Modern Discrete Probability, which may be found here.

We take turns presenting, so please sign up! Google sheet for signing up.

Location and times: Evans 891, (almost) every Wednesday from 11 am - 12 pm.

Please drop me (Mriganka) an email at mriganka_brc@berkeley.edu if there are any issues here, or if I forgot to update this website. For general queries, you may contact any one of the organizers:

Date Speaker Summary
Jan 17 Vilas Sreenivasan Winstein

Connectivity threshold for $\mathcal{G}(n, p)$ random graphs. [Notes]

Jan 24 Karissa Huang

Probabilistic analysis of the knapsack problem, Roch Chapter 2, Section 2.4.3.

Jan 31 Mriganka Basu Roy Chowdhury

Martingale concentration and chromatic numbers of random graphs. Roch Chapter 3, Section 3.2.3. [Notes]

Feb 7 Adam Quinn Jaffe

Bond percolation on infinite regular trees. Roch Chapter 2, Section 2.3.3, and Chapter 3, Section 3.1.4

Feb 14 Victor Ginsburg

Endpoint fluctuations for directed polymers. [Bolthausen's paper]. [Notes].

Feb 21 Zoe McDonald

Couplings in the analysis of frog models. [Hoffman, Johnson, Junge].

Feb 28 Benjamin Eisley


Mar 6 Izzy Detherage


Mar 13 Zack McNulty


Mar 20 Joao Basso


Mar 27 (Spring Break)

(No talk)

Apr 3 (Everyone, and no one in particular)

Details to be decided later

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