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*Welcome to the ninth*

**ATHENS ***P**r*** ****OBABILITY COLLOQUIUM**

**Saturday January 13, 2024**

**School of Philosophy, University of Athens**

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**Announcement**

Following the previous seven A*Pr*oC meetings [**1**,**2**,**3**,**4**,**5**,**6,7**,**8**], we are again organizing this year’s one-day event,
centered around three top-quality talks in probability and its interface with
other active areas of current research activity. The main aim is to bring
together all near-Athens-based researchers in probability and related areas of
mathematics and applications.

*All
interested faculty, post-docs and students are welcome and encouraged to attend*

The talks are intended for a
general (math/stat) audience and will be accessible to students without particular expertise in the specific areas of the topics
discussed. Also, there will be ample time for free interaction and discussion
among the participants.

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**Location**

**Schedule**

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All talks will take place in **Auditorium of the Library of the School of Philosophy**
on the
University of Athens campus

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On Saturday, January 13, 2024

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After the last talk, there
will be another coffee break to wrap up, get yet another chance to chat and say
goodbye

Arrangements for coffee and
refreshments will be made locally by the organizers. Lunch will be provided at
the University Cafeteria, at a cost of €3 per person

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**Speakers**

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**Aggeliki**** Menegaki ** is a Chapman Fellow at Imperial College London, where she is affiliated with the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics department.
She works on partial differential equations and mathematical physics. Her research interests include
in particular non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, wave kinetic theory, functional inequalities and hydrodynamical limits.

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**Jeremy Quastel **
is a Professor at the University of Toronto. He is a specialist in probability theory, stochastic processes and partial differential equations.
His research is on the large scale behaviour of interacting particle systems and stochastic partial differential equations, recently concentrating on the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class,
where he and collaborators discovered the first exact solutions of the KPZ equation,
the polymer endpoint distribution,
and, more recently the general solution of the model TASEP, and through it the fixed point of the universality class.
He was an invited session speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (2010), gave the Current Developments in Mathematics (2011) and St. Flour lectures (2012) and
was plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics (2012).
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (2021)
and won the CRM-Fields-PIMS prize (2018) and the Jeffery-Williams Prize of the Canadian Mathematical Society (2019).

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**Victor Panaretos ** is a Full Professor of mathematical statistics at EPFL.
He works at the interface of nonparametric statistics, random processes, and stochastic geometry.
He is
an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
He was a recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Award in 2010, and the 2019 Bernoulli Society Forum Lecturer.

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**RSVP**

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There is NO registration fee and everyone interested is welcome to participate. But
we ask, for planning purposes, that you **please let us know that you plan to
attend by completing the **

RSVP form

Organizers:

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**Dimitris Cheliotis** (ΕΚΠΑ)

**Lampros Gavalakis** (U Gustave Eiffel)

**Ioannis Kontoyiannis** (U of Cambridge)

**Michalis Loulakis** (ΕΜΠ)

The colloquium is supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.)
under the “First Call for H.F.R.I. Research Projects to support Faculty members and Researchers and
the procurement of high-cost research equipment grant” (Project SCALINCS - #1034).