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Statistical-Mechanics and Quantum-Field-Theory Methods in Combinatorial Enumeration


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21st April 2008 to 25th April 2008

Organisers: Professor Philippe Di Francesco and Professor Bertrand Duplantier (SPhT Saclay)

Workshop Theme

Our aim is to bring together theoretical physicists and mathematicians working on combinatorial aspects of statistical mechanics, mainly related to regular and random lattice models, as well as on growth and SLE problems, and including:

  • Combinatorics of integrable lattice models, with focus around the Razumov Stroganov conjecture and general exclusion processes;
  • Limit shapes from representation-theoretical and field-theoretical points of view;
  • Combinatorics of random graphs or maps, including random trees and spatial branching processes;
  • Growth problems, with focus on SLE, CFT and quantum gravity.


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