Université Paris Descartes

26-27 January 2016

Amphi Darboux

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 day is devoted to a specific topic:

Tuesday 26 January: Phase transitions in percolation-type models.
        Moderator: Hugo Duminil-Copin (Genève)

Motivated by geometric representations for spin models, mathematicians and physicists have studied generalizations of Bernoulli percolation (e.g. random-cluster models, loop models, random currents, etc). The understanding of these percolation models remained fairly limited for a long time, due to the lack of independence. Nevertheless, the theory has progressed greatly in the last few years and the topics discussed during this day are intended to cover some of these recent advancements.
Invited speakers: Michael Aizenman (Princeton), Dmitry Chelkak (Genève & St.Petersburg), Hugo Duminil-Copin (Genève), Christophe Garban (Lyon), Alessandro Giuliani (Roma), Ioan Manolescu (Fribourg), Vincent Tassion (Genève).

Titles and abstracts

Wednesday 27 January: Polymers, interfaces and self-interacting random walks.
        Moderator: Dmitry Ioffe (Haifa)

Charged polymers, self-repelling walks, phase boundaries in 2D lattice models, random walks in random potentials, level lines of 2+1 effective interfaces, edge or vertex reinforced walks are examples of polymer-type models of Statistical mechanics which are: (a) In general not amenable to exact solutions. (b) Require techniques well beyond sub-additivity based arguments. The workshop will be devoted to an exposition of several recent (and rather diverse) ideas and advances along these lines.
Invited speakers: Pietro Caputo (Roma), Frank den Hollander (Leiden), Dmitry Ioffe (Haifa), François Simenhaus (Paris), Bálint Tóth (Bristol & Budapest), Pierre Tarrès (Paris), Atilla Yılmaz (İstanbul).

Titles and abstracts

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:
                                    with subject: IRS 2016

or mail to Ellen Saada, Laboratoire MAP5, Université Paris Descartes, 45 Rue des Saints Pères, 75270 Paris cedex 06.
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Program of previous sessions: 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 (Moving fronts, Griffiths singularities) - 1999
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