Proceedings: Markov Processes and Related Fields 22(2) 2016


Université Paris Descartes

22-23 January 2013 - Schedule

Institut Henri Poincaré
11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie

Université de Cergy-Pontoise

The aim of this annual workshop, in conjunction with the "Journées de Physique Statistique", is to bring together mathematicians and physicists working on disordered or random systems, and to discuss recent developments on themes of common interest. Each of the two days is devoted to a specific topic:

Tuesday 22 January: New trends in metastability.

        Moderator: Claudio Landim (Rouen & Rio de Janeiro)

Some advance has been achieved in the theory of metastable behavior of Markov processes. After the original path-wise approach, based essentially on large deviations techniques, new methods emerged recently. Using potential and spectral theory, they permitted to examine models with logarithmic energy barriers. We shall review in this meeting the progress accomplished.

Speakers: Johel Beltran (Lima), Alexandre Gaudillière (Marseille), Frank den Hollander (Leiden), Sabine Jansen (Leiden), Michail Loulakis (Athens), Fabio Martinelli (Roma), Francesca Nardi (Eindhoven), Augusto Teixeira (Rio de Janeiro).

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Wednesday 23 January: Are all the 1/3's equal?

        Moderator: Senya Shlosman (Marseille)

In classical problems of probability theory of extended systems the usual order of fluctuations of the object of size N is N1/2, as in the central limit theorem. In recent years have appeared quite a few examples of natural models which exhibit fluctuations of smaller order: N1/3. These include random matrices, last passage percolation, simple exclusion process, fluctuations away from the convex envelope and even 2D Ising model at low temperature. The goal of the meeting is to discuss to what extent the fluctuation behavior in the examples listed has the same origin.

Speakers: Alexei Borodin (Boston), Viktor Dotsenko (Paris), Vadim Gorin (Moscow), Alan Hammond (Oxford), Fabio Toninelli (Lyon), Yvan Velenik (Genève).

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The conference is free and open to all. To facilitate local organization, please register in advance by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation and mail address to:

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