Université Paris Descartes

24-25 January 2017 Schedule

Amphi Hermite

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 24 January: Random Geometry.
        Moderator: Bertrand Duplantier (Saclay)

The study of random geometric structures in two dimensions has recently witnessed important progress in topics such as: Schramm-Loewner evolution (SLE) and multifractal properties; random planar maps as weighted by statistical-mechanical models; distance-dependent multiple-point functions on planar maps; Brownian map as a universal scaling limit; Liouville quantum gravity, its fundamental relationship to SLE and the Brownian map equivalence. The lectures given at this meeting will present these advances.
Preliminary list of speakers: Juhan Aru (Zürich), Gaëtan Borot (Bonn), Emmanuel Guitter (Saclay), Fredrik Johansson Viklund (Stockholm), Jean-François Le Gall (Orsay), Jason Miller (Cambridge), Hao Wu (Genève & Beijing)

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Wednesday 25 January: Extreme statistics in stochastic processes.
        Moderator: Satya N. Majumdar (Orsay)

Extreme value statistics (EVS) concerns the statistics of the maximum (or minimum) of a set of random variables. This is a relevant problem in diverse fields in physics, mathematics, statistics, biology and computer science. EVS is well understood when the variables are uncorrelated or weakly correlated. In contrast, very few results exist when the variables are strongly correlated. EVS of strongly correlated variables is important in many contexts, e.g., the largest eigenvalue of a random matrix, the ground state energy of a disordered system (such as spin glasses or directed polymers), the maximum of log-correlated Gaussian processes, the maximum of a branching Brownian motion, amongst many others. Recent advances in this subject will be presented by leading experts in the field.
Preliminary list of speakers: David Dean (Bordeaux), Bernard Derrida (Paris), Jon Keating (Bristol), Pierre Le Doussal (Paris), Sandrine Péché (Paris), Alberto Rosso (Orsay), Grégory Schehr (Orsay), Zhan Shi (Paris)

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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:
                                    with subject: IRS 2017

or mail to Ellen Saada, Laboratoire MAP5, Université Paris Descartes, 45 Rue des Saints Pères, 75270 Paris cedex 06.
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