Workshop: Recursive(ly defined) Stochastic Processes

A workshop on the occasion of Gerold Alsmeyer's 60th birthday

December 4th - December 5th, 2017

Münster, Germany


Various discrete-time stochastic processes have some kind of recursive or regenerative structure that can be exploited in the study of their properties. Examples include branching processes, autoregressive time series, and iterated function systems. This workshop in honor of Gerold Alsmeyer's 60th birthday brings together experts from various fields of probability theory to present a broad picture of recursively defined stochastic processes and to further the scientific exchange between groups taking different perspectives of these phenomena.

  • Sebastian Mentemeier, Dortmund
  • Matthias Meiners, Innsbruck
Local organizers
  • Steffen Dereich
  • Matthias Löwe
For general inquiries please contact us by mail.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Elie Aïdékon, Paris
  • Soeren Asmussen, Aarhus
  • Sara Brofferio, Paris
  • Dariusz Buraczewski, Wrocław
  • Jeffrey Collamore, Copenhagen
  • Ewa Damek, Wrocław
  • Rudolf Grübel, Hannover
  • Alexander Iksanov, Kiev
  • Alexander Marynych, Münster
  • Thomas Mikosch, Copenhagen
  • Ralph Neininger, Frankfurt
  • Zhan Shi, Paris
  • Hermann Thorisson, Reykjavík
  • Vitali Wachtel, Augsburg
  • Matthias Winkel, Oxford


Roughly, the scientific programme will start on December 4th and end on December 5th. Details will follow in due time. The poster can be downloaded here.

Monday 4 December

09:00-09:35:   Asmussen
09:35-10:10:   Wachtel
10:10-10:45:   Mikosch

10:45-11:15:   Coffee break

11:15-11:50:   Thorisson
11:50-12:25:   Buraczewski

12:25-14:00:   Lunch

14:00-14:35:   GrĂ¼bel
14:35-15:10:   Neininger

15:10-15:40:   Coffee break

15:40-16:15:   Marynych
16:15-16:50:   Iksanov

From 19:00:   Conference dinner

Tuesday 5 December

09:00-09:35:   Damek
09:35-10:10:   Brofferio

10:10-10:40:   Coffee break

10:40-11:15:   Aidekon
11:15-11:50:   Shi

11:50-13:00:   Lunch break

13:00-13:35:   Winkel
13:35-14:10:   Collamore


The workshop takes place in the lecture hall M4 which is located at (Google Maps):

Einsteinstrasse 64
48149 Münster


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

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