The 1-day workshop


Recent Progress in Probability Theory and Its Applications


July 28, 2017 @ Department of Mathematics, Hokkaido University







1.          Scope

2.          Venue

3.          Time frame

4.          Speakers

5.          Practical information



1.        Scope

Recent progress in probability theory is enormous and widespread in various subjects such as potential theory, cutoff phenomena in Markov chains, critical behavior and scaling limits in statistical-mechanical models. It is getting more difficult to know them all and choose a topic for deeper study. Therefore, it would be wonderful if we could have specialists and ask for lectures from basics to forefront knowledge. We are aiming to achieve this goal in a single day!


We invite eight researchers (including two graduate students) and ask them to spend a half of the talk on the very basics, so the audience can follow it relatively easily, even if they are not familiar to the subject.


This workshop is supported by the JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research 15K13440.



2.        Venue

Science Bldg. #3, Room 307 (see the campus map)



3.        Time frame (45min/guest & 30min/student)


Fri., July 28

9:00 – 9:05

Opening address

9:05 – 9:50


10:00 – 10:45


10:55 – 11:40

Chen (G.-Y.)

11:50 – 12:20


12:20 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Chen (L.-C.)

14:55 – 15:40


15:50 – 16:35


16:45 – 17:15




4.        Speakers

Hiroaki Aikawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Dichotomy of global capacity density.


Guan-Yu Chen (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Products of random walks on finite groups.


Lung-Chi Chen (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Critical two-point functions for long-range random walk and long-range  self-avoiding walk in high dimensions.


Ryoki Fukushima (Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Japan)

Quenched tail estimate for the random walk in random scenery.


Satoshi Handa (Hokkaido University, Japan)

The behaviour of the Ising single spin expectation at any temperature.


Chien-Hao Huang (National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan)

Inhomogeneous polymers interact with surfaces.


Yoshinori Kamijima (Hokkaido Univerisyt, Japan)

The lace expansion for the nearest-neighbor models on the BCC lattice.


Panki Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea)

Intrinsic ultracontractivity of symmetric jump processes on unbounded domains.



5.        Practical information

Pre-arrival information

From New Chitose Airport to JR Sapporo Station

From JR Sapporo Station to Hokkaido University

Other useful links


Organized by Akira Sakai