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2000 Fall Western Section Meeting
San Francisco, CA, October 2122, 2000
Meeting #958
Associate secretaries: Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on Topics in Probability, with Emphasis on Markov Chains and Random Matrices

Sunday October 22, 2000, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Topics in Probability, with Emphasis on Markov Chains and Random Matrices, I
Room 210, Thornton Hall Organizers: Steve Evans, University of California, Berkeley evans@stat.berkeley.edu
Amir Dembo, Stanford University amir@stat.stanford.edu
Yuval Peres, University of California, Berkeley peres@math.huji.ac.il

9:00 a.m.
Random Matrix Theory and Szego's theorem.
Persi Diaconis*, Stanford University
(95860264)

9:40 a.m.
Glauber dynamics and the Ising model on trees.
Claire Kenyon, LRI, UMR CNRS
Elchanan Mossel*, Microsoft research
Yuval Peres, U.C. Berkeley and Hebrew University
(95860249)

10:20 a.m.
The $\zeta(2)$ limit in the random assignment problem.
David J Aldous*, U.C. Berkeley
(95860277)

Sunday October 22, 2000, 3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Session on Topics in Probability, with Emphasis on Markov Chains and Random Matrices, II
Room 210, Thornton Hall Organizers: Steve Evans, University of California, Berkeley evans@stat.berkeley.edu
Amir Dembo, Stanford University amir@stat.stanford.edu
Yuval Peres, University of California, Berkeley peres@math.huji.ac.il

3:00 p.m.
Random Walks on Truncated Cubes and Sampling Knapsack Solutions, Part I.
Alistair Sinclair*, UC Berkeley
(95860291)

3:30 p.m.
Random Walks on Truncated Cubes and Sampling Knapsack Solutions, Part II.
Benjamin J Morris*, Stanford University
(95860293)

4:10 p.m.
Lyapunov exponents for a combination of products of random matrices, and applications to stochastic partial differential equations.
Frederi G Viens*, Purdue University
(9586068)

4:50 p.m.
Percolation on a stretched lattice.
Christopher Hoffman*, University of Washington
(95860250)

5:30 p.m.
Soshnikov,TBA
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