Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Introductory School - Periodic, Almost-Periodic, and Random Operators

5 – 16 January 2015

Organisers: D.Damanik (Rice University), A.Sobolev (University College London) and Leonid Parnovski (University College London)

in association with the Isaac Newton Institute programme Periodic and Ergodic Spectral Problems
(5 January -26 Jun 2015)

Apply (deadline 28 September 2014) | Participants


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The winter school "Periodic, Almost-periodic, and Random Operators" opens the 6 month programme "Periodic and Ergodic Spectral Problems". The aim of this winter school is to offer several mini-courses which will serve as an introduction to the subject matter of the semester programme. These mini-courses will present background information and an overview of the most important results and open questions in the areas of periodic, almost periodic, and random operators. The school is aimed at an audience primarily consisting of graduate students and recent Ph. D. recipients. Attending these mini-courses will allow the participants to get a general feeling for the area and it will facilitate interactions with the experts that are present at the institute during the winter school and/or later parts of the programme period. It will also make the talks in the three subsequent workshops and various working groups more accessible to the junior participants.

The mini-courses presented at the school will start from discussing basic material and giving an introduction to each of the three sub-areas (periodic, almost periodic, and random) and conclude by presenting at least some of the results mentioned above. We plan to have eight mini-courses, each consisting of seven or eight lectures.

The mini-courses therefore will address all three sub-areas. By presenting them in a unified setting, we hope that this will lead to an improved understanding of the connections between them and possibly also to new collaborations.

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Registration Only

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday – Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only

Participants on the 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.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation. Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.

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Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner date, time and venue will be confirmed shortly. Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. All remaining participants are encouraged to attend at a charge (price TBC).

Venue Information

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