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Talking Across Fields

A Conference in Honor of Persi Diaconis
January 31, 2020 - 8:30am to February 2, 2020 - 4:30pm
» Friday, January 31 – Clark Center Auditorium « ֎ » Saturday and Sunday, February 1 & 2 – Geology Corner Room 105 «
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Organizing Committee:

  • Bhaswar Bhattacharya
  • Sourav Chatterjee
  • Amir Dembo
  • Sumit Mukherjee

This conference is organized jointly by Stanford University and Columbia University. We also acknowledge and greatly appreciate support from the National Science Foundation in presenting what we anticipate will be an exceptional event!

Invited Speakers:

  • David Aldous, University of California Berkeley
  • Georgia Benkart, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Alexei Borodin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Steve Evans, University of California Berkeley
  • Ron Graham, University of California San Diego
  • Susan Holmes, Stanford University
  • Don Knuth, Stanford University
  • Laurent Miclo, University of Toulouse
  • Evita Nestoridi, Princeton University
  • Jim Pitman, University of California Berkeley
  • Charles Radin, University of Texas at Austin
  • Arun Ram, University of Melbourne
  • Brian Skyrms, University of California Irvine
  • Richard Stanley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Steve Stigler, University of Chicago
  • Sandy Zabell, Northwestern University

The Sheraton Palo Alto located at 625 El Camino Real has 25 rooms blocked for the conference at a special rate of $259 + tax per night. Individuals must mention “Persi Diaconis 75th Birthday Conference” to get the special rate. Reserve a room in this block by calling 1-800-325-3535 or send email to SheratonReservations@pahotel.com. Reservations made by email must include guest name, arrival/departure dates, address, phone #, and “Persi Diaconis 75th Birthday Conference”. Please note the reservation cut-off date is Wednesday, January 8, 2020.