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Statistical mechanics, integrability and dispersive hydrodynamics


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19th October 2020 to 23rd October 2020
Ken McLaughlin
Gennady El
Antonio Moro
Pierre Suret

Workshop theme:

The overarching purpose of the workshop is  to generate new collaborations between researchers working in experimental, computational and analytical aspects of nonlinear  dispersive hydrodynamics, randomness and statistical mechanics. In particular, the workshop will focus on the growing field of integrable turbulence, which aims at combining the concepts of randomness and of integrability.

The workshop will be sampled from experimental approaches in optics and hydrodynamics through to theoretical and mathematical questions concerning integrable systems. The main topics will be the statistical description of integrable turbulence, kinetic theory, soliton gases, space-time correlations in integrable and non-integrable lattice systems, thermodynamic properties of random matrix ensembles and nonlinear dispersive systems, the use of inverse scattering transform with random initial data… These problems are of particular interest in the fields of nonlinear optics and of hydrodynamics. The central models discussed in this workshop will be integrable equations such as the one dimensional nonlinear Schrodinger or the Korteweg-de Vries equations. The analysis of non-integrable perturbations induced by high order terms is also a fundamental question.

We expect a balance of researchers from the experimental, computational, and analytical communities, all of whom are committed to considerable time for discussion, with a possibly smaller number of presentations that are designed to address the complementary groups.


Deadline for applications: 19th July 2020

HYD programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during HYDW04 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £220
  • Student Registration Package: £170

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.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £588

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday to breakfast on Saturday, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided at Churchill College .



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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