Ivailo Hartarsky's webpage

I am a Mathematics student at DMA, ENS.

You can contact me on ivailo.hartarsky[spiral]ens[\ldotp]fr.

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Research interests

My main research interests are in probability, especially its interface(s) with combinatorics or (not xor) statistical Physics. More locally, I am working on kinetically constrained spin models and the closely related bootstrap percolation.

Publications and preprints


  1. Maximal bootstrap percolation time on the hypercube via generalised snake-in-the-box.
    Submitted pdf, arXiv
  2. Strong Ramsey games in unbounded time.
    with S. David and M. Tiba
    Submitted pdf, arXiv
  3. The second term order for bootstrap percolation in two dimensions.
    with R. Morris
    In preparation
  4. High-energy records in glassy energy landscapes
    with M. Baity-Jesi, R. Ravasio and G. Biroli
    In preparation

Unpublished supervised written work

  1. Glassy dynamics: Trap and Random energy models
    supervised by G. Biroli and J. Salez
    Internship report pdf
  2. Sur l'expérience de Mayer
    supervised by J.-F. Logeais
    TIPE pdf

See my CV for more and feel free to contact me if you are interested.


Here is a list of my collaborators' webpages, which I try to keep to date, although any seach engine should do.
Marco Baity-Jesi, Giulio Biroli, Stefan David, Robert Morris, Riccardo Ravasio, Marius Tiba.


I have been organising and "teaching" (rather fooling around in an instructive way) the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the Experimental Physics summer school hosted by Minu Balkanski Foundation, but I am no longer involved in that school.

Instead in 2018 we are launching a new summer school in the same series in combinatorics as well as a combinatorics school for middle and high school Math teachers.


I have been involved in the organisation of Concours Général de Mathématiques "Minko Balkanski" since 2014 (after winning it in 2012, which resulted in my going to study at LLG, Paris). For some information on how this happens, see here.

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