## First Vancouver Meeting on Probability

August 19-28,
1997

### University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

#### Organizers: Martin Barlow and Edwin Perkins

#### Financial Support: The Fields Institute and the CRM

The format of this summer school will be similar to the Durham symposia. The
school will be centred around six short courses, each of four lectures. The six
main speakers are:

- R. T. Durrett (Cornell)
- H. Föllmer (Berlin)
- T. Kurtz (Wisconsin)
- J-F. Le Gall (Paris VI)
- C. M. Newman (N.Y.U.)
- D. W. Stroock (M.I.T.)

The remainder of the time will be occupied by informal discussions and talks
by participants.

(Note: There will be a year of activity in probability at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI,
Berkeley, California) in the academic year 1997-1998.)

### Tuesday, 19 August 1997

- 9:30-10:30, Tom Kurtz,
*Infinite Systems of Stochastic Differential
Equations I*
- 10:30-11:00, Coffee
- 11:00-12:00, Hans Föllmer,
*Probabilistic Problems in Finance I*
- 12:00-14:00, LUNCH
- 14:00-15:00, Jean-François Le Gall,
*Superprocesses, Markov Snakes and
Partial Differential Equations I*

### 20-22 August 1997

- Lectures II-IV of the series indicated above (Tuesday the 19
^{th})

### Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 August 1997

### Monday, 25 August 1997

- 9:30-10:30, Dan Stroock,
*Applications of Analysis to Pathspace I*
- 10:30-11:00, Coffee
- 11:00-12:00, Charles Newman,
*Random Geometry of First Passage
Percolation I*
- 12:00-14:00, LUNCH
- 14:00-15:00, Rick Durrett,
*Stochastic Spatial Models I*

### 26-28 August 1997

- Lectures II-IV of the series indicated above (Monday the 25
^{th})

### Other Sessions

A limited number of contributed lectures and/or special sessions will be
organized in the late afternoon. Please send abstracts, before April 30, to:

- Tina Tang by e-mail; or
- to Tina Tang by fax, at 604-822-0883; or
- to Ed Perkins by mail, at Dept. of Mathematics, UBC, Vancouver, BC, V6T
1Z2.