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The probability group

Probability theory is the mathematical theory that formalizes randomness. As such, it plays a role in many phenomena of everyday life: spread of epidemics, structure of large networks (biological, computer, social, ...) , thermodynamics, and so on. These models are often motivated by questions in physics, computer science and biology, and provide a fascinating playground for researchers in mathematics. There is also a close and fruitful interplay between probability theory and the other branches of pure and applied mathematics.


Permanent Members


  • Alice Guionnet (DR CNRS)
  • Emmanuel Jacob (MCF)
  • Adrien Kassel (CR CNRS)
  • Grégory Miermont (PR)
  • Jean-Christophe Mourrat (CR CNRS)
  • Mikael de la Salle (50%) (CR CNRS)


temporary members (AGPR, ATER, Post-doc, graduate students...)


  • Erich Baur (Post-doc)
  • Alexandre Bordas (Doctorant)
  • Jonathan Husson (Doctorant)
  • Mickael Maazoun (Stagiaire)
  • Sanjay Ramassamy (Post-doc)
  • Loïc de Raphélis-Soissan (AGPR)
  • Loïc Richier (Doctorant)
  • Benedikt Stufler (Post-doc)


some of the research topics at UMPA


  • Random graphs and networks
  • Random matrices and free probability
  • Random media
  • Random plane geometries
  • Stochastic partial differential equations


Seminars and recurring events


The probability seminar is co-organised by UMPA and Institut Camille Jordan.

The séminaire Hypatie is co-organised by Lyon, Marseille and Grenoble, and is held three times a year.

A scientific meeting of one day between the probability groups in Lyon-Genève-Grenoble is held anually.