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Random Matrix Theory Satellite Meeting - Gregynog Hall, Wales

14th September 2003 to 19th September 2003

Organisers: IM Davies (Swansea), L Pastur (Paris), Y Suhov (Cambridge) and A Truman (Swansea).

Supported by The European Science Foundation (ESF) through its project "Random Dynamics in Spatially Extended Systems"

Workshop Theme

In recent years, new surge of activity in random matrix theory generated an exciting display of new insights, concepts and results from algebraic geometry, classical and functional analysis, combinatorics, integrable systems, number theory, operator algebras and probability, with applications in quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and condensed matter theory. The list of problems where the theory of random matrices has produced important insights includes Ulam's problem of the longest increasing subsequence in a random permutation, related problems about asymptotics of Toeplitz determinants, directed first-passage percolation, asymptotic distributions in queueing systems, random Young tableaux, partitions of natural numbers and zeroes of the Riemann Zeta-function.

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