This collaborative research conference is part of the AMS’s Mathematics Research Communities (MRC) program, which provides opportunities for early-career mathematicians (2 years pre-PhD to 5 years post-PhD) to engage in collaborative research on open problems, develop their professional networks, and benefit from the mentorship of leaders in the field. In contrast to typical week-long conferences, these meetings provide an intensive hands-on research experience.

Participants in this conference will work on open problems concerning (1) percolation of liquids through porous media, (2) two-type particle systems motivated by questions from physics and biology, and (3) processes on random graphs that arise, e.g., in modeling the spread of opinions, fads, and diseases on social networks.

Forty selected program participants receive support for travel, accommodations, and subsistence at the summer conference site, are eligible for support to travel to the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver Colorado (which includes Special Sessions on the MRC topics), and are eligible for follow-up collaboration travel support during the year following the summer conferences. Applications are now being accepted, and they close on February 15, 2019. Organizers: Shankar Bhamidi (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Gerandy Brito (Georgia Institute of Technology), Michael Damron (Georgia Institute of Technology), Rick Durrett (Duke University), Matthew Junge (Duke University)