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Instructional Workshop for Younger Researchers


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12th January 2015 to 23rd January 2015

Organisers: Itai Benjamini (Weizmann Institute), Nathanaël Berestycki (Cambridge), Jean-François Le Gall (Paris Sud) and Scott Sheffield (MIT)

Workshop Theme

The aim of this workshop is to provide introductory background on random geometry, that could serve participants during their stay for the Programme at Newton Institute. The workshop will consist of several courses, lasting roughly 6-8 hours each, on the following topics: Gaussian Free Field, random planar maps, SLE, Gaussian multiplicative chaos, and discrete complex analysis. The level of the presentations will be mainly at the graduate and early post-doc level, but researchers at all levels of seniority will be welcome.


Beffara, V Lecture notes
Hongler, C Lecture notes
Miermont, G Lecture notes
Rhodes, R Lecture notes


Deadline for applications: 28th September 2014

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Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £400
  • Student Registration Package: £300

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
  • Formal dinner: £40

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.



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

  • Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place at 19:30 on Thursday 15 January 2015 at Emmanuel College. 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 £40).

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