The 26th Finnish Summer School on Probability Theory will be arranged at the
Nagu Gammelgård conference center in Nagu/Nauvo from May 31^{st} to June
4^{th}, 2004. The course program is
mainly made up of four series of lectures, about 6 h each. A couple of
lectures by some of the course attendants may also be held.
The school is arranged by the Finnish Graduate School in Stochastics.
The venue is Nagu Gammelgård.
The summer school begins on Monday May 31^{st} at 12 noon with lunch.
The school ends on Friday June 4th around 1 p.m. More details about
the transportation will be given later.
The course fee (15 €), which includes course material, is to be paid on location. The rate for accomodation in a single room Monday to Friday is 208 € and a double room costs 180 € per person (lunches included ). If you don't need accomodation, i.e. meals only, contact the reception on your arrival for necessary arrangements.
The payment is made on location in Nagu.
Please mention at the hotel reception if you wish to have a special diet
or if you have other special wishes.
Registrations are due by May 9^{th} 2004.
Welcome to Nagu!
Göran Högnäs
Addresses:
Speakers:
 Vladimir V. Mazalov (Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, Karelian Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Petrozavodsk, Russia)
will speak about Optimal Stopping. Abstract: pdfversion, psversion
 Zhan Shi (Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles aléatoires, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
will speak about Random walk, random environment and stochastic calculus
 Jeffrey Steif (Department of Mathematics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
will speak about Percolation, Particle Systems and Markov random fields
 Outline of lectures: pdfversion, psversion
 Lecture notes: pdfversion, psversion

Gabor Szekely (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green
State University, Bowling Green, USA) will speak about
 1. Newton's energy in probability and statistics
 2. Statistical tests for Gaussian scale mixture errors. Applications in financial mathematics
 3. Negative probabilities and bioinformatics
 Abstracts of Lectures
