### 21/10/2019, 16:00 — 17:00 — Room P4.35, Mathematics Building

Tertuliano Franco, *Universidade Federal da Bahia*

### A Mini-course in large deviations (I)

Large deviations has importance and applications in different areas, as Probability, Statistics, Dynamical Systems, and Statistical Mechanics. In plain words, large deviations corresponds to finding and proving the (exponentially small) probability of observing events not expected by the law of large numbers. In this mini-course we introduce the topic including a discussion on the general statement of large deviations and the some of the usual challenges when facing the upper/lowerbound large deviations.

### 23/10/2019, 16:00 — 17:00 — Room P4.35, Mathematics Building

Tertuliano Franco, *Universidade Federal da Bahia*

### A Mini-course in large deviations (II)

Large deviations has importance and applications in different areas, as Probability, Statistics, Dynamical Systems, and Statistical Mechanics. In plain words, large deviations corresponds to finding and proving the (exponentially small) probability of observing events not expected by the law of large numbers. In this mini-course we introduce the topic including a discussion on the general statement of large deviations and the some of the usual challenges when facing the upper/lower bound large deviations.

### 25/10/2019, 16:00 — 17:00 — Room P4.35, Mathematics Building

Tertuliano Franco, *Universidade Federal da Bahia*

### A Mini-course in large deviations (III)

Large deviations has importance and applications in different areas, as Probability, Statistics, Dynamical Systems, and Statistical Mechanics. In plain words, large deviations corresponds to finding and proving the (exponentially small) probability of observing events not expected by the law of large numbers. In this mini-course we introduce the topic including a discussion on the general statement of large deviations and the some of the usual challenges when facing the upper/lower bound large deviations.

### 29/10/2019, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building

Alessandra Occelli, *Instituto Superior Técnico*

### A short KPZ story

The aim of this talk is to present a few models in the Kardar–Parisi–Zhang (KPZ) universality class, a class of stochastic growth models that have been widely studied in the last 30 years. We will focus in particular on last passage percolation (LPP) models. They provide a *physical* description of combinatorial problems, such as Ulam's problem, in terms of zero temperature directed polymers; but also a geometric interpretation of an interacting particle system, the totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP); and of a system of queues and servers. Moreover, in the large time limit, they share statistical features with certain ensembles of random matrices.

### 05/11/2019, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building

Alessandra Occelli, *Instituto Superior Técnico*

### KPZ universality for last passage percolation models.

In this seminar we consider last passage percolation on $\mathbb{Z}^2$, a model in the Kardar–Parisi–Zhang (KPZ) universality class. We will investigate the universality of the limit distributions of the last passage time for different settings. In the first part we analyze the correlations of two last passage times for different ending points in a neighbourhood of the characteristic. For a general class of random initial conditions, we prove the universality of the first order correction when the two observation times are close. In the second part we consider a model of last passage percolation in half-space and we obtain the distribution of the last passage time for the stationary initial condition.