Dear Allstat members, I was asked by Prof W.S.Kendall to forward this to the list . Best regards, Y Cai ----- Begin Included Message ----- UK probabilists and statisticians may be interested in the following event ... especially section 4. W S Kendall ========================================================= BLMS'99 Joint meeting of the London Mathematical Society and the Belgian Mathematical Society Université Libre de Bruxelles May 14-16, 1999 PROGRAMME PLENARY LECTURES Two lectures on Saturday morning, two lectures on Sunday morning. H. Füllmer (Humboldt U.Berlin): Stochastics in finance. W. T. Gowers (Cambridge): M. Kontsevich (IHES): A. Macintyre} (Edinburgh): Between Model Theory and Intersection Theory. PARALLEL SESSIONS 40 minutes lectures on Friday and Saturday afternoon. 1) Algebraic geometry and mathematical logic --------------------------------------------- Organizers: J. Denef (K.U. Leuven), C. Michaux (U.M.H. Mons), W. A. Hodges (Queen Mary and Westfield College, London). D. Abramovitch (Boston Univ.): Moduli, families and stacks. A. Borovik (UMIST Manchester): Tame groups of finite Morley rank and even type. Z. Chatzidakis (CNRS - Paris 7): Model theory of difference fields. M. Coppens (Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Geel): T. Gardener (Oxford): Non-standard intersection theory. F. Loeser (Paris 6): Motives and p-adic integrals. T. Scanlon (Berkeley): Diophantine geometry and the model theory of difference fields in positive characteristic. W. Veys} (K.U. Leuven): Structure of open surfaces with non-positive Euler characteristic. 2) Combinatorics and finite geometries -------------------------------------- Organizers: P. J. Cameron (Queen Mary and Westfield College, London), J. A. Thas (R.U. Gent). M. Aigner (Freie Univ. Berlin): The Penrose polynomial. A. E. Brouwer (T.U. Eindhoven): F. Buekenhout (U.L. Bruxelles): Incidence geometry and finite groups. W. Haemers (K.U. Brabant, Tilburg): Graphs, eigenvalues and bicliques. J. W. P. Hirschfeld (Sussex): Arcs and curves over a finite field. H. Van Maldeghem (R.U. Gent): Generalized polygons. D. Welsh (Oxford): Arrangements, channel assignments and related polynomials. G. Ziegler (Techn. Univ. Berlin): Coloring of Hamming graphs and the 0/1-Borsuk problem. 3) Differential geometry and mathematical physics} --------------------------------------------------- Organizers: N. J. Hitchin (Oxford), L. Lemaire (U.L. Bruxelles). J.-C. Alvarez (U.C. Louvain): Integral geometry on Finsler manifolds. B. Bowditch (Southampton): M. Cahen (U.L. Bruxelles): Variational principle and symplectic connexions. R. Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam): (to be confirmed) B. Driver (U.C. San Diego): Heat kernel analysis on loop groups. M. Gross (Warwick): Special Lagrangian fibrations and mirror symmetry. D. Joyce (Oxford): Resolving Riemannian orbifolds with special holonomy. A. Reznikov (Durham): Fundamental groups of complex projective varieties: property T and second cohomology. 4) Stochastic mathematics ------------------------- Organizers: W. S. Kendall (Warwick), N. Veraverbeke (L.U.C. Diepenbeek). L. Devroye (Mc Gill): ranching processes in computer science. B. Driver (U.C. San Diego): Heat kernel analysis on loop groups. P. Embrechts (E.T.H. Zurich): The mathematics of financial risk management. R. Griffiths (Oxford): Coalescent theory and stochastic distribution of gene trees. G. Louchard (U.L. Bruxelles): The Brownian excursion multidimensional local time density. G. P. Nason (Bristol): Time-scale analysis. D. O. Siegmund (Stanford-Cambridge): Searching for signals against a noisy background. J. Teugels (K.U. Leuven): Extremes in theory and applications. ====================================== Local organizing committee: L. Lemaire, J. Leroy, M. Parker, Campus Plaine U. L. B., Boulevard du Triomphe, C. P. 218/01, B-1050 Bruxelles E-mail: [log in to unmask] Tel.: (32)(2)650.58.45 Fax: ~(32)(2)650.58.67 ====================================== FURTHER INFORMATION about hotel accomodation and registration is available on the homepage of the meeting at http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/bms/BLMS'99.html. ----- End Included Message ----- %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%