Theme of Workshop
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.
P. Bleher (Indianapolis); G. Blower (Lancaster); O. Bohigas (Orsay); A. Bovier (Berlin); B. Eynard (Saclay); Y. Fyodorov (London); I. Goldsheid (London); U. Haagerup (Odense); K. Johansson (Stockholm); J. Lebowitz (Rutgers); L. Pastur (Paris); E. Rains* (Princeton); A. Soshnikov (Davis); H. Spohn (Munich); V. Tchoulaevsky (Reims); A. Vershik* (St Petersburg).
(P = pending confirmation)
Location and Cost
The workshop will take place in Gregynog Hall, Wales. The accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathrooms. The workshop package, costing £300, includes accommodation, breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, from lunch on Sunday 14 September to lunch on Friday 19 September. A reduced package cost is available to Graduate Students and Research Students.
The closing date for the receipt of applications has now passed.
Please e-mail your enqueries to Tracey Andrew