8 - 12 July 2013
Organisers: Rod Halburd (UCL), Frank Nijhoff (Leeds) and Reinout Quispel (La Trobe)
in association with the Newton Institute programme Discrete Integrable Systems
(19 January – 3 July 2009)
This follow-up workshop will explore the recent advances in discrete integrable systems since the half-year programme in 2009. Discrete equations are more fundamental and richer than their differential counterparts. The theory of discrete integrable systems draws on, and contributes to, methods from many diverse areas of mathematics including algebraic geometry, complex analysis, differential geometry, graph theory, orthogonal polynomials, random matrix theory, Riemann-Hilbert problems, special functions, spectral theory and tropical geometry. Furthermore it has inspired work on discrete versions of complex analysis and discrete "differential" geometry.
A key aspect of the meeting will be to explore connections between the ever-growing number of approaches to this exciting and expanding area.
The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place, wine reception and conference dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.
The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Robinson College from the evening of Sunday 7 July 2013 to breakfast on Saturday 13 July 2013, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. The conference dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.
Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.
The Institute's accommodation at Robinson is now FULLY BOOKED. A list of local hotels and guesthouses is available here.
Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.
Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.
The Conference Dinner will take place at 19:30 on Wednesday 10 July at Emmanuel College - please see the menu for details. Dress is smart casual. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. All remaining participants are encouraged to attend for the price of £50 each.
If you are on the dinner list please ensure you arrive by 19:15 at the College.