Modern perspectives of branching in probability

September 26th - September 29th, 2017

Münster, Germany


Branching random structures have been an active field in probability over the past years. On the one hand, new techniques have led to the solution of various open problems for classical branching processes. On the other hand, branching random structures appear as central objects in the understanding of complex networks, disordered systems, population dynamics and random recursive structures.

The conference will bring together researchers that are playing an active role in the above developments and will focus on three topics:

  • Complex networks
  • Random recursive structures
  • Statistical mechanics

The aim is to provide an opportunity of exchange between the different groups and to attract young researchers to the field. For the latter group, a limited amount of funding is available to reimburse their expenses.

  • Gerold Alsmeyer
  • Steffen Dereich
  • Zakhar Kabluchko
  • Matthias Löwe
For general or fund inquiries please contact us by mail.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Sebastian Andres, Cambridge
  • Julien Berestycki, Oxford
  • Nathanaël Berestycki, Cambridge
  • Jean Bertoin, Zürich
  • Anton Bovier, Bonn
  • Nina Gantert, München
  • Christina Goldschmidt, Oxford
  • Lisa Hartung, New York
  • Remco van der Hofstad, Eindhoven
  • Frank den Hollander, Leiden
  • Svante Janson, Uppsala
  • Wolfgang König, Berlin
  • Andreas Kyprianou, Bath
  • Cécile Mailler, Bath
  • Bastien Mallein, Zürich
  • Sebastian Mentemeier, Dortmund
  • Peter Mörters, Bath
  • Ralph Neininger, Frankfurt
  • Kilian Raschel, Tours
  • Henning Sulzbach, Birmingham


The scientific programme will start on September 26th and end on September 29th. Details will follow in due time. The poster can be downloaded here.

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 - 9:15 Registration      
9:15 - 10:00 den Hollander Bertoin van der Hofstad Goldschmidt
10:00 - 10:45 N. Berestycki Mörters König J. Berestycki
11:15 - 12:00 Raschel Mailler Sulzbach Mentemeier
12:00 - 12:45     Neininger Gantert
14:30 - 15:15 Hartung Bovier    
15:15 - 16:00 Mallein Andres    
16:30 - 17:15 Kyprianou Janson Exhibition  
17:30 Reception   (Start: 15:45)  
19:00   Conference Dinner    


The workshop takes place in a seminar center next to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in Münster which is located at (Google Maps):

Einsteinstrasse 62
48149 Münster

The address of the seminar center itself is Orleansring 12, but the building is not yet visible on many maps since it is new. The conference takes place in room SRZ 19 on the ground floor.


The University of Münster is located in Münster, Germany. (An alternative spelling of Münster is Muenster - note that this is different from Munster, Germany!)

The airport Münster-Osnabrück (FMO) is located 30 km from Münster. Shuttle service by bus to Münster central station is available (45 min). The international airport Düsseldorf (DUS) offers a variety of international flights. The train ride to Münster central station takes 90 minutes. Details about connecting trains are available at

Münster is well connected by train. For details see