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Extreme value problems in random matrix theory, spin glasses and directed polymers

Presented by: 
J-P Bouchaud [CEA Saclay]
Date: 
Friday 30th June 2006 - 09:00 to 10:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 

We will review a few applications of extreme values in the theory of disordered systems and mention several open problems, in particular concerning the generalisation of Parisi's solution or of the Tracy-Widom distribution when the disorder has "fat tails".

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons