Theme of Workshop:
This workshop will give a survey of recent developments in Painlevé equations and monodromy problems. Topics to be covered include: Geometry and Painlevé equations; Riemann-Hilbert problems and isomonodromic deformation equations; Painlevé hierarchies; Integrability for discrete equations; Discrete Painlevé equations and applications to orthogonal polynomials; Painlevé equations and random matrix models.
Alexander Bobenko (Berlin), Peter Clarkson (Kent), Benjamin Doyon (Oxford), Boris Dubrovin (SISSA), Rod Halburd (Loughborough), John Harnad (Montreal), Katsunori Iwasaki (Kyushu), Dimitri Korotkin (Concordia), Arno Kuijlaars (Leuven), Ilpo Laine (Joensuu), Bernard Malgrange (Grenoble), Marta Mazzocco (Manchester), Frank Nijhoff (Leeds), Masatoshi Noumi (Kobe), Jean-Pierre Ramis (Toulouse), Hidetaka Sakai (Tokyo), Shun Shimomura (Keio), Sasha Veselov (Loughborough), Walter Van Assche (Leuven), Pierre van Moerbeke (Louvain), Nick Woodhouse (Oxford).
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 17 September 2006 to breakfast on Saturday 23 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.