50th Probability Summer School
Saint-Flour (France), 04 - 16 July 2021

Founded in 1971, this school is organised every year by the Laboratoire de Mathématiques Blaise Pascal (UMR 6620). It is supported by Clermont Auvergne University, the European Mathematical Society and C.N.R.S.. It is intended for PhD students, teachers and researchers who are interested in probability theory, statistics, and in applications of these techniques.

The school has three main goals:

  • to provide, in high level courses, a comprehensive study of a field in probability theory or statistics;
  • to enable the participants to explain their work in lectures;
  • to facilitate exchanges between the participants.

The lecturers are chosen by the Scientific Board of the school.

Lectures are published by Springer in the Lecture Notes series and videorecorded on YouTube.


The organization of the school will be adapted to current requirements. In particular, besides dedicated hygiene rules, the allowed number of participants will be reduced and no room sharing proposed for students.

Lectures 2021

Ismaël Castillo (Sorbonne Université) : Bayesian inference in high- and infinite-dimensional models
Felix Otto (Max-Planck Institut, Leipzig) : (TBA)

Previous years lectures

50 years' celebration (TBA)

Practical information

Participants will be lodged from sunday, july 04, at the conference center. Full board accommodation of the participants is included in the registration fee.

This school is a CNRS school and consequently CNRS agents do not have to pay the registration fee.

The "Hotel des Planchettes" (an ancient Roman Catholic Seminary) dates from the 18th century. It has a shaded yard and a car park.

Further information


Registration is not open yet.

Previous schools

The first Saint-Flour summer schools, by P.L. Hennequin (in French)

Published courses

photo Gallery 2014

photo Gallery 2015

photo Gallery 2016

Youtube channel


École d'été de Probabilités de Saint-Flour
Université Clermont Auvergne CNRS
Campus Universitaire des Cézeaux
3, place Mail Vasarely
TSA 60026
CS 60026
63 178 Aubière Cedex

Organizing Committee: Christophe Bahadoran, Arnaud Guillin, Hacene Djellout

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Lectures   Published lectures   Scientific board