Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Education: BA and MA Utrecht University; PhD Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Research Areas: Probability; Random spatial processes; Percolation theory
Jacob van den Berg is a mathematician specialized in probability theory. His main field of interest is random spatial processes, in particular, percolation and interacting particle systems. In the last few years, his focus was on frozen-percolation, a mathematical model inspired by natural phenomena like sol-gel transitions and epidemics. A recent publication on this topic is the following paper (joint work with Demeter Kiss and Pierre Nolin): Two-dimensional volume-frozen percolation: deconcentration and prevalence of mesoscopic clusters; to appear in Annales Scientifiques de l'\'Ecole Normale Sup\'erieure.