The research program Probability studies random spatial structures and its applications in statistical physics and networking, with a focus on random networks, spin systems and self-interacting random processes. The main aim is to identify the scaling behavior for these systems, by applying methodology such as large deviations, combinatorial expansions and coupling techniques. The research is fundamental in nature, the questions posed being inspired by applications. The group has several PhD students and postdocs, in particular via a Vici grant (Van der Hofstad).
The group takes a leading role in the Random Spatial Structures project of the European research institute EURANDOM.