Ways to participate

Zoom meetings

Zoom is the primary platform for OOPS. All lectures will take place in zoom meetings. Many lectures will be followed by optional discussion sessions in breakout rooms, which also allow participants to get to know each other. A link to each lecture will be posted on the schedule. Zoom meetings will be password protected; The password will be sent to the mailing list and posted on our forum before each talk. Note that you do not have to install the zoom client to take part in zoom meetings: If you are concerned about the zoom client's security vulnerabilities, cannot, or do not wish to install the client, you can also join the meetings through a web browser. See instructions e.g. here.

Live-stream and videos

Lectures will be streamed live to our youtube channel and/or through BIRS live-stream.

Most lectures will be recorded and made available afterwards, hosted by BIRS. Individual video links are posted on the schedule.

Mailing list

You can join our mailing list to receive periodic notifications about OOPS, including links and zoom meeting passwords.

Online forum

We started have Discord forum, which can be used for discussions related to courses or to OOPS in general, both during and between lectures. You can access the forum through a browser, or dedicated smartphone apps. The forum will remain active between lectures, and can also be used to discuss problem sets from courses.

Slides and prerequisites

Some (but not all) speakers will provide slides in advance that you can open in parallel to the talk. These will be posted on the schedule page. In general, OOPS is aimed at graduate students and postdocs working in probability theory and nearby areas. It is assumed participants have taken at least some course on probability theory. Some courses will have more specialized topics that participants are advised to review before the course. These will be listed in the abstract for each course.