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Factorisation of matrix functions: New techniques and applications


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12th August 2019 to 16th August 2019
Gennady Mishuris
Guido Lombardi

Workshop theme

The Wiener–Hopf method has been interdisciplinary ever since its inception. It resulted from a collaboration between Norbert Wiener, who worked on stochastic processes, and Eberhard Hopf, who worked on partial differential equations. The Wiener–Hopf technique combines two powerful

ideas: the Fourier transform and complex analysis. The Wiener–Hopf method has enabled us to analytically solve previously intractable integral and partial differential equations. To date, it remains the only known method for solving a wide class of physical problems. There are a numerous new directions of approximate methods which allow to tackle previously unapproachable real life problems.

The aim of this workshop is to share

  (i) new tools for the solution of matrix Wiener-Hopf equation

  (ii) the generalisations of the Wiener-Hopf method

  (iii) the diverse applications of the Wiener-Hopf technique"


Deadline for applications: 2nd June 2019

WHT programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during WHTW01 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.

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Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £210
  • Student Registration Package: £160

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: £560

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday 11th August 2019 to breakfast on Saturday 17th August 2019, 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 will take place Wednesday 14th August at Christ's College. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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