Theme of Workshop:
This workshop will give an introduction to Painlevé equations and monodromy problems suitable for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Topics to be covered include: History of the Painlevé Equations; Application of the Painlevé equations to Mathematical Physics; Differential Galois theory and the Painlevé equations; Discrete Painlevé equations; Asymptotics expansions for the Painlevé equations; Connection formulae and Riemann-Hilbert problems for Painlevé equations; Algebraic and rational solutions of the Painlevé equations; Random matrix and the Painlevé equations.
Philip Boalch (ENS Paris), Thanasis Fokas (Cambridge), Nalini Joshi (Sydney), Jon Keating (Bristol), Marta Mazzocco (Manchester), Frank Nijhoff (Leeds), Yousuke Ohyama (Osaka), Kazuo Okamoto (Tokyo), Hiroshi Umemura (Nagoya).
Location and Cost:
The conference will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Selwyn College. The conference package, costing £550, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 10 September 2006 to breakfast on Saturday 16 September 2006, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Participants who wish to attend but do not require the Conference Package will be charged a registration fee of £40. Self-supporting participants are very welcome to apply.
The closing date for the receipt of applications has passed, however late applications may still be considered.