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

21 April to 25 April 2008

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

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

in association with the Newton Institute programme Combinatorics and Statistical Mechanics (14 January to 4 July 2008)

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Theme of Workshop:

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.

Keynote speakers:

O Bernardi (Paris-Sud), J Bouttier (SPhT Saclay), L Chayes (UCLA), MI Ciucu (Georgia Tech), J De Gier (Melbourne), B Eynard (SPhT Saclay), AJ Guttmann (Melbourne), J Jacobsen (Paris-Sud), C Krattenthaler (Vienna), A Lascoux (Paris-Est), J-F Le Gall (Paris-Sud), S Majumdar (Paris-Sud), K Mallick (SPhT Saclay), B Nienhuis (Amsterdam), V Pasquier (SPhT Saclay), A Razumov (IHEP Protvino), N Reshetikhin (Berkeley), S Smirnov (Geneva), Y Stroganov (IHEP Protvino), X Viennot (LABRI Bordeaux), DB Wilson (Microsoft Research, Seattle) and FY Wu (Northeastern U.)

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