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01-01-2012 - 07-30-2012

  1. Summer Graduate School Model Theory

    David Marker* (University of Illinois, Chicago), Thomas Scanlon (University of California, Berkeley), Carol Wood (Wesleyan University).

    The workshop will consist of two minicourses, together with a selection of topical lectures.

    In the model theory course, o-minimality, and specifically the concrete example of the semi-algebraic sets of real numbers will provide the setting in which we introduce various fundamental results from model theory.
    The algebraic dynamics course will allow the introduction of concepts and proof techniques from number theory and algebraic geometry in the context of applications involving model theory.

    Toward the end of the workshop, the two minicourses will converge on the Pila-Wilkie theorem concerning points on analytic varieties, a result crucial in recent applications of o-minimality to diophantine geometry.

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    Jul 23, 2012
    Monday
    09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
      MSRI Welcome
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      o-minimality
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Discussion I
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Break
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Jul 24, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
      o-minimality
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Break
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Break
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Discussion I
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Break
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Jul 25, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      o-minimality
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
      BBQ Lunch at nearby park
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Break
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion
    Jul 26, 2012
    Thursday
    09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
      o-minimality
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Break
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Break
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Discussion I
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Break
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Jul 27, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      o-minimality
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Break
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Discussion I
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Break
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Jul 30, 2012
    Monday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      o-minimality
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Break
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Discussion I
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Break
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Jul 31, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
      o-minimality
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Break
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Break
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Discussion I
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Break
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Aug 01, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      o-minimality
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Break
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Discussion I
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Break
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Aug 02, 2012
    Thursday
    09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
      o-minimality
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Break
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Break
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Discussion I
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Break
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Discussion II
    Aug 03, 2012
    Friday
    09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
      o-minimality
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Break
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Algebraic Dynamics
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Break
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:15 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Further Directions I
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Break
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Break
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Further Directions II
  2. Summer Graduate School Mathematical General Relativity

    Justin Corvino* (Lafayette College) and Pengzi Miao (University of Miami)

    Mathematical general relativity is the study of mathematical problems related to Einstein's theory of gravitation. There are interesting connections between the physical theory and problems in differential geometry and partial differential equations.

    The purpose of the workshop is to introduce graduate students to some fundamental aspects of mathematical general relativity, with particular emphasis on the geometry of the Einstein constraint equations and the Positive Mass Theorem. These topics will comprise a component of the upcoming semester program at MSRI in Fall 2013.

    There will be mini-courses, as well as several research lectures. Students are expected to have had courses in graduate real analysis and Riemannian geometry, while a course in graduate-level partial differential equations is recommended.

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    Jul 09, 2012
    Monday
    09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
      Welcome to MSRI
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 10, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 11, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
      Break
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Break
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
      BBQ Lunch at nearby park
    11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino/Pengzi Miao)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 12, 2012
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 13, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 16, 2012
    Monday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Fernando Schwartz)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Lan-Hsuan Huang)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 17, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Fernando Schwartz)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Lan-Hsuan Huang)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 18, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Fernando Schwartz)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Lan-Hsuan Huang)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Justin Corvino)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    Jul 19, 2012
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Fernando Schwartz)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Lan-Hsuan Huang)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (Pengzi Miao)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      TA Session
    07:05 PM - 10:00 PM
      Oakland A's Baseball Game
    Jul 20, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Lecture (Fernando Schwartz)
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Break
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lecture (Lan-Hsuan Huang)
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Break
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Break
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Lecture (TBA)
    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
      Break
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
      Break
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
      Wrap Up (Justin Corvino/Pengzi Miao)
  3. Summer Graduate School Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry

    Dan Rogalski* (University of California, San Diego), Travis Schedler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Michael Wemyss (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

    This workshop will introduce some of the major themes of the MSRI program "Interactions between Noncommutative Algebra, Representation Theory, and Algebraic Geometry" to be held in the spring of 2013. There will be four mini-courses on the topics of noncommutative projective geometry, deformation theory, noncommutative resolutions of singularities, and symplectic reflection algebras. As well as providing theoretical background, the workshop will aim to equip participants with some intuition for the many open problems in this area through worked examples and experimental computer calculations.

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    Jun 18, 2012
    Monday
    09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
      Introduction to MSRI
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Michael Wemyss
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Dan Rogalski
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 19, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Michael Wemyss
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Dan Rogalski
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 20, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Michael Wemyss
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
      BBQ Lunch at nearby park
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Dan Rogalski
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 21, 2012
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Michael Wemyss
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Dan Rogalski
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 22, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Michael Wemyss
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Dan Rogalski
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 25, 2012
    Monday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Travis Schedler
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Gwyn Bellamy
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 26, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Travis Schedler
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Gwyn Bellamy
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 27, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Travis Schedler
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Gwyn Bellamy
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 28, 2012
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Travis Schedler
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Gwyn Bellamy
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
    Jun 29, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Travis Schedler
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Coffee
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Exercises
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Gwyn Bellamy
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Exercises
  4. MSRI-UP MSRI-UP 2012: Enumerative Combinatorics

    No Organizers Assigned Yet.

    Organizers: Dr. Duane Cooper (Morehouse College), Dr. Ricardo Cortez* (Tulane University), Dr. Herbert Medina (Loyola Marymount University), Dr. Ivelisse Rubio (University of Puerto Rico), and Dr. Suzanne Weekes (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

    The MSRI-UP summer program is designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Due to funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and the program cannot accept foreign students regardless of funding. The academic portion of the 2012 program will be led by Dr. Matthias Beck.

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    Jul 29, 2012
    Sunday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Speakers:Alyssa Cuyjet, Gordon Kirby, Molly Stubblefield
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      Speakers: Jordan Clark, Stefan Klajbor, Chelsie Norton
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Speakers: Daniel Blado, Joseph Crawford, Taina Jean-Louis
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
      Break
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Speakers: Michael Dairyko, Claudia Rodriguez, Schuyler Veeneman
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Speakers: Erika Meza, Bryan Nevarez, Alana Shine
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Speakers: Jessica De Silva, Gabriel Dorfsman-Hopkins, Joseph Pruitt
  5. Workshop Random Walks and Random Media

    Noam Berger (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nina Gantert (Technical University, Munich), Andrea Montanari (Stanford University), Alain-Sol Sznitman (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich), and Ofer Zeitouni* (University of Minnesota/Weizmann Institute)

    The field of random media has been the object of intensive mathematical research over the last thirty years. It covers a variety of models, mainly from condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, and geology, where one is interested in materials which have defects or inhomogeneities. These features are taken into account by letting the medium be random. It has been found that this randomness can cause very unexpected effects in the large scale behavior of these models; on occasion these run contrary to the prevailing intuition. A feature of this area, which it has in common with other areas of statistical physics, is that what was initially thought to be just a simple toy model has turned out to be a major mathematical challenge.

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    Apr 30, 2012
    Monday
    08:50 AM - 09:00 AM
      Welcome
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Criteria for Ballistic Behavior of Random Walks in Random Environment
    Alejandro Ramirez
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Edge reinforced random walks, Vertex reinforced jump process, and the SuSy hyperbolic sigma model.
    Christophe sabot
    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
      Lunch
    01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
      Dynamical point of view on some random walk models
    Dmitry Dolgopyat
    02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
      A central limit theorem for the effective conductance and resistance
    Marek Biskup
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      On the monotonicity of the speed of biased random walk on a Galton-Watson tree without leaves
    Alexander Fribergh
    May 01, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Directed polymers and KPZ universality
    Timo Seppalainen
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Directed random polymers and Macdonald processes
    Ivan Corwin (Columbia University)
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Spanning trees of graphs on surfaces and the intensity of loop-erased random walk on Z^2
    David Wilson (University of Washington)
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Stability of the greedy server: Proof of the Coffman-Gilbert conjecture on the unit circle
    Vladas Sidoravicius
    04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
      Subgaussian Concentration and Rates of Convergence in Directed Polymers
    Kenneth Alexander
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
      Reception
    May 02, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Random walks on finite graphs and random interlacements
    Augusto Teixeira
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Chemical Distance on Random Interlacements
    Jiri Cerny
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
      Conditional quenched CLTs for random walks among random conductances.
    Serguei Popov
    May 03, 2012
    Thursday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Detecting the trail of the random walker
    Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley)
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Linearly reinforced random walks.
    Omer Angel
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      On the localization-delocalization critical line for the random copolymer
    Erwin Bolthausen
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Self-interacting random walks
    Perla Sousi
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Stochastic Representation of the Ground States for the Mean Field
    Anna Levit
    04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
      Scaling limits for self-interacting random walks and diffusions
    Balint Toth
    May 04, 2012
    Friday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      The Cutoff Phenomenon for Typical Birth and Death Chains - Persi Diaconis
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Large deviations and slowdown asymptotics for excited random walks.
    Jonathon Peterson
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Excited random walks on $Z^d$
    Elena Kosygina
    12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Maxima of two-dimensional discrete Gaussian free field
    Jian Ding
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Potts and independent set models on d-regular graphs
    Nike Sun
  6. Workshop Statistical Mechanics and Conformal Invariance

    Philippe Di Francesco* (Commissariat à l' Énergie Atomique, CEA), Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University), Steffen Rohde (University of Washington ), and Scott Sheffield (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT)

    Our understanding of the scaling limits of discrete statistical systems has shifted in recent years from the physicists' field-theoretical approaches to the more rigorous realm of probability theory and complex analysis. The aim of this workshop is to combine both discrete and continuous approaches, as well as the statistical physics/combinatorial and the probabilistic points of view. Topics include quantum gravity, planar maps, discrete conformal analysis, SLE, and other statistical models such as loop gases.

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    Mar 26, 2012
    Monday
    09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
      Welcome
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Conformal invariance of double-dimer loops
    Richard Kenyon (Brown University)
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Discrete holomorphicity and critical boundary fugacity for the O(n) model on the honeycomb lattice
    Jan DeGier
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Imaginary Geometry and the Gaussian Free Field
    Jason Miller
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      The nested loop approach to the O(n) model on random maps
    Jeremie Bouttier
    Mar 27, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Defining SLE in multiply connected domains using the Brownian Loop Measure
    Gregory Lawler (University of Chicago)
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Heat flow in non-equilibrium conformal field theory
    Denis Bernard
    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
      Lunch
    01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
      SLE, KPZ and Liouville Quantum Gravity
    Bertrand Duplantier
    02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
      Hausdorff dimension of the CLE gasket
    Nike Sun
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Restriction property of annulus SLE
    Dapeng Zhan
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
      Reception
    Mar 28, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Dimers and families of Cauchy-Riemann operators
    Julien Dubedat
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Quantum Riemann Surfaces and Box-counting
    Mina Aganagic (University of California, Berkeley)
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Lax representation for the non-linear sigma model with a global U(1)xU(1) isometry
    Sergei Lukyanov
    Mar 29, 2012
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Boundary and bulk local operators in conformal field theory and SLE
    John Cardy
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Taming the Integrable Zoo
    Paul Fendley
    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
      Lunch
    01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
      Zeros of Gaussian analytic functions- invariance and rigidity
    Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley)
    02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
      Random Metric and Conformal Geometries: some old and new questions
    Francois David
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
      Tea
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Conformal invariance of spin correlations in the planar Ising model
    Dmitry Chelkak
    Mar 30, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      The topology of the support of the equilibrium measure in the random normal matrix model
    Nikolai Makarov (California Institute of Technology)
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Conformal blocks in 2d CFT, the Calogero-Sutherland model and the AGT conjecture
    Didina Serban
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Conformal Invariance of Ising Model Interfaces
    Clément Hongler
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
  7. Workshop Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2012: Teacher education in view of the Common Core

    Dave Auckly, Hyman Bass, Amy Cohen-Corwin, and William McCallum

    The wide adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) offers a helpful curricular coherence to the environment of teacher education. And so the CCSSM present both an opportunity and a challenge to teacher education. An opportunity because of the greater focus made possible. A challenge because not only of the ambitious level of the CCSSM, but also of the prominent role in them of Mathematical Practices. While most mathematicians will find these congenial, much needs to be done to make them meaningfully understood by teachers and teacher educators, and, still more, how to enact them as an organic aspect of instruction. The CIME workshop aims to gather and stimulate ideas for how to meet this opportunity and challenge.

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    Mar 21, 2012
    Wednesday
    05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
      Registration
    05:30 PM - 06:40 PM
      Session 0 - Opening
    06:50 PM - 07:50 PM
      Session 1 - Hopefully and Hopelessly American: The Challenge of the Common Core
    Mar 22, 2012
    Thursday
    07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Light Breakfast
    08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
      Overview - Part 1: Mathematical Practices: How do they affect the curriculum? What do they mean? How are they interwoven with topics?
    08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
      Session 2 - What are mathematical practices?
    09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
      Session 3 - Mathematical practices in action.
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
      Tea
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
      Session 4 - Small group sessions: Exploring the use/role of mathematical practices in teaching.
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
      Lunch
    01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
      Session 4, continued - Reports from Breakout Sessions
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
      Overview - Part 2: How does the Common Core affect the work of teaching? What is entailed for instruction to meet the goals of the Common Core?
    03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
      Session 5 - Examples from classrooms. Implications of the Common Core.
    05:50 PM - 06:00 PM
      Reflections on day, comment cards
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
      Pizza Dinner
    07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
      Session 6 - Equity Panel
    Mar 23, 2012
    Friday
    07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
      Light Breakfast
    08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
      Overview - Part 3: How can teachers’ professional training support their command of the mathematics of the CCSS and their ability to work on it effectively in practice?
    08:45 AM - 10:15 AM
      Session 7a - Professional resources for learning to teach the Common Core.
    10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
      Break
    10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
      Session 7b - Professional resources for learning to teach the Common Core.
    12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
      Lunch
    01:15 PM - 02:45 PM
      Session 7c - Professional resources for learning to teach the Common Core.
    02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 05:00 PM
      Session 8 - Part 4: What infrastructure can support broad development and implementation of teacher training and support aligned with the Common Core?
    05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
      Session 9 - Reflections: What stood out from across the experiences, ideas discussed, or activities at the workshop?
  8. Workshop Spring Opportunities

    David Auckly, Philip Kutzko, Trachette Jackson, and Robert Megginson

    This first workshop in a series addresses the professional advancement of underrepresented minorities in the mathematical sciences. It will include an introduction to mathematics represented in the MSRI research programs aimed at faculty in minority serving and primarily undergraduate institutions. Anyone who will be seeking employment in mathematics within the next couple of years would benefit from attending this workshop.

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    Mar 12, 2012
    Monday
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Tea
    03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
      Applying for Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
    Aparna Higgins, Talitha Washington (Howard University)
    03:50 PM - 04:00 PM
      Group Work Assignments
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
      Quasirandom Processes
    James Propp (University of Massachusetts)
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
      Pizza
    Mar 13, 2012
    Tuesday
    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
      Breakfast Tea
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      Academic Jobs (Moderator: Dave Auckly)
    Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University), Jamylle Carter, Linda Green, Trachette Jackson (University of Michigan), Jesus de Loera (University of California, Davis)
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Working Groups
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Easy to State but Hard to Solve: Some Open Questions About Convex Polyhedra
    Jesus de Loera (University of California, Davis)
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
      Lunch
    01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
      Applying for Grants (Moderator: Dave Auckly)
    Lloyd Douglas (University of North Carolina), Florence Fasanelli
    02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
      Tenure (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
    Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University), Jamylle Carter, David Scott (University of Puget Sound), Vera Serganova (University of California, Berkeley), Mariel Vazquez (San Francisco State University)
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
      Industry Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
    Tony DeRose, William Massey (Princeton University)
    Mar 14, 2012
    Wednesday
    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
      Breakfast Tea
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Government Jobs (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
    Lloyd Douglas (University of North Carolina), Eliabeth Moseman
    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
      Discussion Groups
    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
      Project NExT, What Works
    Aparna Higgins
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      Knots and Surfaces in 3-dimensional Space
    Jennifer Schultens
  9. Workshop Percolation and Interacting Systems

    Geoffrey R. Grimmett (University of Cambridge), Eyal Lubetzky* (Microsoft Research), Jeffrey Steif (Chalmers University of Technology), and Maria E. Vares (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas)

    Over the last ten years there has been spectacular progress in the understanding of geometrical properties of random processes. Of particular importance in the study of these complex random systems is the aspect of their phase transition (in the wide sense of an abrupt change in macroscopic behavior caused by a small variation in some parameter) and critical phenomena, whose applications range from physics, to the performance of algorithms on networks, to the survival of a biological species.

    Recent advances in the scope of rigorous scaling limits for discrete random systems, most notably for 2D systems such as percolation and the Ising model via SLE, have greatly contributed to the understanding of both the critical geometry of these systems and the behavior of dynamical stochastic processes modeling their evolution. While some of the techniques used in the analysis of these systems are model-specific, there is a remarkable interplay between them. The deep connection between percolation and interacting particle systems such as the Ising and Potts models has allowed one model to successfully draw tools and rigorous theory from the other.

    The aim of this workshop is to share and attempt to push forward the state-of-the-art understanding of the geometry and dynamic evolution of these models, with a main focus on percolation, the random cluster model, Ising and other interacting particle systems on lattices.

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    Feb 20, 2012
    Monday
    09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
      Welcome
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Mini-course, Part I: The 2D random-cluster model at and around criticality
    Vincent Beffara
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Ferromagnetic Ising measures on large locally tree-like graphs
    Amir Dembo
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Embedding Percolation
    Alexander Holroyd
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Magnetization field at criticality in the Ising mode
    Christophe Garban
    Feb 21, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Mini-course, Part II: The 2D random-cluster model at and around criticality
    Vincent Beffara
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Aging Through Hierarchical Coalescence in the East Model
    Fabio Martinelli
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Coordinate Percolation
    Peter Winkler (Dartmouth College)
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Coordinate percolation and embedding of binary words - Vladas Sidoravicius
    04:45 PM - 06:45 PM
      Reception
    Feb 22, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Mini-course, Part III: The 2D random-cluster model at and around criticality
    Vincent Beffara
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Unpredictable paths and percolation
    Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley)
    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
      Colloids, Lattice Gasses, and Other Models with Hard Constraints
    Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    Feb 23, 2012
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Mini-course, Part IV: The 2D random-cluster model at and around criticality
    Vincent Beffara
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Interacting Probability Experts on Networks
    Elchanan Mossel (University of California, Berkeley)
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Random walks on a percolation cluster: recurrence, speed and collisions.
    Dayue Chen
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      The dynamics of the 2D SOS model
    Allan Sly
    Feb 24, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Mini-course, Part V: The 2D random-cluster model at and around criticality
    Vincent Beffara
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Limit shapes in the double-Ising model
    Richard Kenyon (Brown University)
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Percolation on Random Planar Maps
    Omer Angel
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
  10. Workshop Hot Topics: Thin Groups and Super-strong Approximation

    Emmanuel Breuillard* (Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay), Alexander Gamburd (CUNY Graduate Center), Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Emmanuel Kowalski (ETH Zurich), Hee Oh (Brown University)

    The workshop will focus on recent developments concerning various quantitative aspects of "thin groups". These are discrete subgroups of semisimple Lie groups which are both « big » (i.e. Zariski dense) and « small » (i.e. of infinite co-volume). This dual nature leads to many intricate questions. Over the past few years, many new ideas and techniques, arising in particular from arithmetic combinatorics, have been involved in the study of such groups, leading for instance to far-reaching generalizations of the strong approximation theorem in which congruence quotients are shown to exhibit a spectral gap (super-strong approximation).

    Simultaneously and sometimes surprisingly, the study of thin groups turns out to be of fundamental importance in a variety of subjects, including equidistribution of homogeneous flows and lattice points counting problems, dynamics on Teichmuller space, the Bourgain-Gamburd-Sarnak sieve in orbit, and arithmetic or geometric properties of certain types of monodromy groups and coverings. The workshop will gather a variety of experts from group theory, number theory, ergodic theory and harmonic analysis to present the accomplishments to date to a broad audience and discuss directions for further study.

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    Feb 06, 2012
    Monday
    09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
      Welcome and Registration
    09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
      Introduction by the MSRI director and staff
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      Mini-course 1: Expander Graphs, Thin Groups, and Super-strong Approximation
    Alexander Gamburd (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Tea
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      On Zaremba\'s conjecture
    Jean Bourgain (Institute for Advanced Study)
    12:30 PM - 02:10 PM
      Lunch
    02:10 PM - 03:10 PM
      Mini-course 2: Effective circle count for Apollonian circle packings, via spectral methods
    Hee Oh (Yale University)
    03:10 PM - 03:40 PM
      Tea
    03:40 PM - 04:40 PM
      On the Strong Density Conjecture for Apollonian Circle Packings
    Alex Kontorovich
    Feb 07, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Mini-course 1: Expander Graphs, Thin Groups, and Super-strong Approximation
    Alexander Gamburd (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      On the strong approximation in algebraic groups
    Andrei Rapinchuk
    11:35 AM - 12:35 PM
      Mini-course 3: Sieve in discrete groups, Part I
    Emmanuel Kowalski
    12:35 PM - 02:10 PM
      Lunch
    02:10 PM - 03:10 PM
      Mini-course 2: Counting for orbits of thin groups, via ergodic methods
    Hee Oh (Yale University)
    03:10 PM - 03:40 PM
      Tea
    03:40 PM - 04:40 PM
      Mini-course 4: Approximate groups, Part I
    Emmanuel Breuillard (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
    04:40 PM - 06:15 PM
      Reception
    Feb 08, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Mini-course 5: Thin groups as monodromy groups, Part I
    Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin)
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Affine sieve and expanders
    Alireza Salehi Golsefidy (University of California, San Diego)
    11:35 AM - 12:35 PM
      Dynamics of units and packing constants of ideals
    Curtis McMullen (Harvard University)
    Feb 09, 2012
    Thursday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Mini-course 3: Sieve in discrete groups, Part II
    Emmanuel Kowalski
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      3-Manifold groups, surface groups and thin subgroups of SL(3,Z)
    Alan Reid (University of Texas)
    11:35 AM - 12:35 PM
      Mini-course 5: Thin groups as monodromy groups, Part II
    Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin)
    12:35 PM - 02:10 PM
      Lunch
    02:10 PM - 03:10 PM
      Growth in linear groups
    Laci Pyber
    03:10 PM - 03:40 PM
      Tea
    03:40 PM - 04:40 PM
      Informal and Optional Problem Session
    Feb 10, 2012
    Friday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      How generic are thin groups?
    Elena Fuchs (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Mini-course 4: Approximate groups, Part II
    Emmanuel Breuillard (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
    11:35 AM - 12:35 PM
      Weakly-commensurable Zariski-dense subgroups and isospectral arithmetic compact locally symmetric spaces
    Gopal Prasad
    12:35 PM - 02:10 PM
      Lunch
    02:10 PM - 03:10 PM
      Asymptotic properties of obscure groups
    Igor Rivin
    03:10 PM - 03:40 PM
      Tea
  11. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Lattice Models and Combinatorics

    Cédric Boutillier (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Tony Guttmann* (University of Melbourne), Christian Krattenthaler (University of Vienna), Nicolai Reshetikhin (University of California, Berkeley), and David Wilson (Microsoft Research)

    Research at the interface of lattice statistical mechanics and combinatorial problems of ``large sets" has been and exciting and fruitful field in the last decade or so. In this workshop we plan to develop a broad spectrum of methods and applications, spanning the spectrum from theoretical developments to the numerical end. This will cover the behaviour of lattice models at a macroscopic level (scaling limits at criticality and their connection with SLE) and also at a microscopic level (combinatorial and algebraic structures), as well as efficient enumeration techniques and Monte Carlo algorithms to generate these objects.

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    Jan 16, 2012
    Monday
    08:55 AM - 09:15 AM
      Welcome
    09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
      Philippe Flajolet, founder of Analytic Combinatorics
    Mireille Bousquet-Melou (University de Bordeaux 1)
    10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
      Tea
    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
      Second class particles in exclusion processes and "jeu de taquin" on infinite Young tableaux
    Dan Romik
    11:45 AM - 01:45 PM
      Lunch
    01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
      Six-vertex and eight-vertex models on their combinatorial line
    Paul Zinn-Justin
    02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
      Tea
    03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
      Exact corner free energies for two-dimensional integrable lattice models
    Jesper Jacobsen
    Jan 17, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Discrete Integrable Systems and Cluster Algebras
    Philippe di Francesco (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      6-Vertex and O(1) Dense Loop Model: Correspondences of Razumov-Stroganov type
    Andrea Sportiello
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Macdonald processes and random directed polymers
    Alexei Borodin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Finite size Emptiness Formation probability for the XXZ spin chain at $Delta=-1/2$
    Luigi Cantini
    04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
      Software Demos
    David Wilson (University of Washington)
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
      Welcome Reception
    Jan 18, 2012
    Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Combinatorics of the asymmetric simple exclusion process
    Lauren Williams (University of California, Berkeley)
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      A nested loop approach to percolation on random triangulations
    Olivier Bernardi
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      The scaling limit of random plane quadrangulations
    Grégory Miermont
    Jan 19, 2012
    Thursday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      The form factor approach to correlation functions in critical integrable models
    Jean-Michel Maillet
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Arctic curves of the six-vertex model
    Filippo Colomo (National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN))
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      The interaction of diagonal defects in a dimer system on the square lattice
    Mihai Ciucu
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Combinatorics of critical Ising model via dimers
    Beatrice de Tiliere (Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie))
    Jan 20, 2012
    Friday
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Conformal Invariance of Ising Model Correlations
    Clément Hongler
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
      Tea
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      A renormalisation group analysis of the 4-dimensional weakly self-avoiding walk
    Gordon Slade
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
      Lunch
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Critical temperature of ferromagnetic layered Ising models
    Zhongyang Li
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
      Tea
    03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
      Banded states and limit shapes in the Ising model
    Richard Kenyon (Brown University)
  12. Workshop Connections for Women: Discrete Lattice Models in Mathematics, Physics, and Computing

    Beatrice de Tiliere (University Pierre et Marie Curie), Dana Randall* (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Chris Soteros (University of Saskatchewan)

    This 2-day workshop will bring together researchers from discrete mathematics, probability theory, theoretical computer science and statistical physics to explore topics at their interface. The focus will be on combinatorial structures, probabilistic algorithms and models that arise in the study of physical systems. This will include the study of phase transitions, probabilistic combinatorics, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and random structures and randomized algorithms.

    Since discrete lattice models stand at the interface of these fields, the workshop will start with background talks in each of the following three areas: Statistical and mathematical physics; Combinatorics of lattice models; Sampling and computational issues. These talks will describe the general framework and recent developments in the field and will be followed with shorter talks highlighting recent research in the area.

    The workshop will celebrate academic and gender diversity, bringing together women and men at junior and senior levels of their careers from mathematics, physics and computer science.

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    Jan 12, 2012
    Thursday
    08:40 AM - 09:00 AM
      Welcome
    09:00 AM - 09:55 AM
      Tutorial: Statistical and mathematical physics of discrete lattice models
    Anthony Guttmann (University of Melbourne)
    09:55 AM - 10:25 AM
      Tea
    10:25 AM - 10:50 AM
      Lattice Models of Polymer Entanglements
    Christine Soteros (University of Saskatchewan)
    10:55 AM - 11:20 AM
      Maximal stream, minimal cutset and maximal flow in d-dimensional first passage percolation
    Marie Théret
    11:25 AM - 11:50 AM
      The Number of Entangled Clusters
    Neal Madras
    11:55 AM - 12:20 PM
      Random knots and confinement considerations
    Mariel Vazquez (San Francisco State University)
    12:20 PM - 01:50 PM
      Lunch
    01:50 PM - 02:50 PM
      Combinatorics of Discrete Lattice Models
    Christian Krattenthaler (Technische Universität Wien)
    02:55 PM - 03:20 PM
      Limit shape and fluctuations for random Young diagrams confined in a box
    Cédric Boutillier (Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie))
    03:20 PM - 03:50 PM
      Tea and Poster Session
    03:50 PM - 04:15 PM
      1-2 Model, Dimers and Clusters
    Zhongyang Li
    04:20 PM - 04:45 PM
      The Gaussian free field and Pfaffian processes
    Mirjana Vuletic
    04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
      Panel Discussion
    Jan 13, 2012
    Friday
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Tutorial: Counting and sampling on lattices, a computer science perspective
    Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      Tea
    10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
      Reconstruction on Trees
    Nayantara Bhatnagar
    11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
      Counting and sampling minimum cuts in weighted planar graphs
    Ivona Bezakova
    11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
      Explosive Percolation on Random Graphs and Lattices
    Raissa D'Souza
    12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
      Glauber Dynamics for the Ising Model on the Square Lattice
    Allan Sly
    12:25 PM - 01:55 PM
      Lunch
    01:55 PM - 02:20 PM
      Forceless Physics: Models with Hard Constraints
    Peter Winkler (Dartmouth College)
    02:25 PM - 02:50 PM
      An Elementary Qualitative Model for Diffusion and Aggregation of A-beta Amyloid in Alzheimer’s Disease
    Maria Carla Tesi
    02:55 PM - 03:20 PM
      The effect of drift on the volume of the Wiener sausage and the dimension of the Brownian path
    Perla Sousi
    03:20 PM - 03:50 PM
      Tea and Poster Session
    03:50 PM - 04:15 PM
      Asymptotics of dimers on tori and cylinders
    Nike Sun
    04:20 PM - 04:45 PM
      Exactly solvable classes of self-avoiding walks
    Mireille Bousquet-Melou (University de Bordeaux 1)