70 Years of Percolation22 Jul 2021, by Uncategorized in
70 Years of Percolation
University of Cambridge, UK
Percolation, introduced by Broadbent, Hammersley, and Morton almost 70 years ago, is a subject at the very centre of modern probability theory, whose influence spans from graph theory, to statistical physics, ergodic theory, quantum field theory, PDEs with random coefficients, and geometric group theory, to name only some areas. It has seen enormous activity and progress in the last decades, and its detailed understanding has enabled spectacular advances in a variety of directions.
Along with the 70th anniversary of percolation, this conference will also celebrate the 70th birthday of Geoffrey Grimmett, who has made many fundamental contributions to the subject, and contributed greatly to its success. Indeed, his standard textbooks made the subject accessible and attractive for generations of researchers.
The conference will bring together the world’s leading experts on the subject of percolation and its various connections, as well as many young researchers who will be exposed to the main problems for the future. In particular, one of the goals of this conference is to foster the fruitful interaction of the various areas connected to percolation.