|Registration Deadline:||June 11, 1999 over 18 years ago|
|To apply for Funding you must register by:||March 07, 1999 over 18 years ago|
- Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
This workshop will focus on problems arising in different fields: quantum mechanics, number theory, statistical mechanics, combinatorics, representation theory, and others, which demonstrate surprising universal behavior described by the ensembles of random matrices and random polynomials. The topics of this workshop will include:
- GUE conjecture for zeros of zeta functions. Mathematical results in the theory of quantum chaos. Poisson conjecture and distribution of values of polynomial forms. Statistical properties of eigenfunctions of integrable and chaotic quantum systems;
- Universal properties of distribution of eigenvalues and eigenvectors in ensembles of random matrices. Scaling limits, double scaling limits, and their relation to the Painlevé transcendents and their higher generalizations. Correlations between zeros of random polynomials and their application to the problem of universality of the eigenfunction statistics for chaotic quantum systems. Random matrices and noncommutative probability theory;
- Random matrices in combinatorics and representation theory. Scaling and double scaling limits for the longest increasing subsequence, Young’s diagrams, etc. and their relation to the Painlevé transcendents.
The idea of the workshop is to bring together people working in different areas on the problems related to scaling limits and universality and discuss deep hidden connections between these problems.Show less
To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.
Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.
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