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Quantum Integrable Discrete Systems

23rd March 2009 to 27th March 2009

Organisers: J Avan (Univ. Cergy-Pontoise, FR), ANW Hone (Univ. Kent, UK), R Quispel (La Trobe Univ., AU), O Ragnisco (Univ. Roma TRE, IT)

Workshop Theme

This conference will bring together people working on topics such as discrete-time quantum systems and quantum mappings, quantum Bäcklund transformations and Q-Baxter operators, quantum field theory on the space-time lattice including quantum discrete sine-Gordon, Liouville and Boussinesq models, associated quantum Lax operators in 1+1 and 2+1 dimensions and Hirota type equations, associated Yang-Baxter and tetrahedron equations.

We also plan to have a topical meeting on "Discrete Aspects of Space and Time", having as special participant Prof G 't Hooft (Nobel Laureate, University of Utrecht). We aim to create awareness in the high energy physics community of the enormous amount of progress made in recent years on the mathematics of discrete integrable systems, possessing beautiful and deep symmetry properties perhaps not yet fully explored by physicists and possibly going to play an important role in future models of fundamental interactions.

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