Proceedings: Markov Processes and Related Fields 15(3) 2009


Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 January 2008 - Schedule

Amphi Darboux
Institut Henri Poincaré
11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie

The aim of this annual workshop is to bring together mathematicians and physicists working on disordered or random systems, and to discuss recent developments on themes of common interest. Each of the two days is devoted to a specific topic:

Tuesday 22 January: Stochastic Models for Evolution.

        Moderator: Sylvie Méléard (Palaiseau)

Evolutive Biology aims making sense of the hyper-diversity of life at every scale of spatial and temporal organization. The microscopic dynamics are very complex and need mathematical models, intrinsically probabilist and nonlinear. They have to take into account mutation or selection phenomena with possible migration appearing at different complexity levels. The goal of this short meeting is to introduce the main problematics of evolution and to show the diversity and the interest of the probabilistic models emerging from this field.

Preliminary list of Speakers: N. Berestycki (Cambridge), N. Champagnat (Sophia-Antipolis), P. Collet (Palaiseau), V. Limic (Marseille), H. Metz (Leiden), A. Wakolbinger (Frankfurt).

Titles and abstracts
Wednesday 23 January: Ancestral Problems in Population Genetics.

        Moderator: Thierry Huillet (Cergy-Pontoise)

The theory of population genetics deals with the change in genetic composition of populations under the influence of evolutionary forces such as genetic drift, mutation, selection, recombination... Randomness is an essential ingredient in the underlying stochastic processes. Dynamics can be looked at either forward or backward in time; backward in time leads to the ancestral lines of the population.

Preliminary list of Speakers: E. Baake (Bielefeld), R. A. Blythe (Edinburgh), R.C. Griffiths, A. Lambert (Paris), M. Moehle (Dusseldorf), M. Serva (L'Aquila), D. Simon (Paris).

Titles and abstracts
The conference is free and open to all.

To facilitate local organization, please register in advance by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation and mail address to:
                                    with subject: IRS 2008
or mail to Ellen Saada, Laboratoire de Mathématiques Raphaël Salem, Université de Rouen,
                        Avenue de l'Université, BP.12, 76801 Saint Etienne du Rouvray, France.
                        Fax: +33 2 3295 5286
Hotel reservations and other practical informations are available on request.
François Dunlop     Thierry Gobron     Ellen Saada
Physique Théorique et Modélisation     Physique Théorique et Modélisation     Mathématiques, Raphaël Salem
Université de Cergy-Pontoise     Université de Cergy-Pontoise     Université de Rouen
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