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Random Matrix Theory and its Applications II December 06, 2010 - December 10, 2010
Registration Deadline: December 06, 2010 over 6 years ago
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Organizers Alexei Borodin* (California Institute of Technology), Percy Deift (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), Alice Guionnet (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Pierre van Moerbeke (Universite Catholique de Louvain and Brandeis University), and Craig A.Tracy (University of California, Davis)

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Random matrix theory (RMT) was introduced into the theoretical physics community by Eugene Wignerinthe 1950s as a model for the scattering resonances of neutrons off large nuclei. In multivariate statistics, random matrix models were introduced in the late 1920s by John Wishart and subsequently developed by Anderson, James and others. Since these early beginnings RMT has found an extraordinary variety of mathematical, physical and engineering applications that, to name some, include number theory, stochastic growth models, tiling problems and wireless communications.
In the spring of 1999, MSRI hosted a very successful and influential one-semester program on RMT and its applications. At the workshops during the semester, there was a sense of excitement as brand new and very recent results were reported. The goal of the 2010 Program is to showcase the many remarkable developments that have taken place since 1999 and to spur further developments in RMT and related areas of interacting particle systems (IPS) and integrable systems (IS) as well as to highlight various applications of RMT.

Invited Speakers

Mark Adler (Brandeis University), Ioana Dumitriu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT), Alan Edelman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT), Partik Ferrari (University of Bonn), Nikolai Makarov (California Institute of Technology), Neil O'Connell (University of Warwick), Andrei Okounkov (Princeton University), Jeremy Quastel (University of Toronto), Nikolai Reshetikhin (University of California, Berkeley), Tomohiro Sasamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Timo Seppäläinen (University of Wisconsin), Herbert Spohn (Technical University of Munich), Kazumasa Takeuchi (University of Tokyo), Benedek Valko (University of Wisconsin), Balint Virag (University of Toronto), Harold Widom (University of California, Santa Cruz), Paul Wiegmann (University of Chicago), Lauren Williams (University of California, Berkeley)

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Dec 06, 2010
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
  The Dyson Brownian Minor Process and Consecutive Minors
Mark Adler
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  A Useful Integral Representation in ASEP
Harold Widom
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  The KPZ Equation: Lattice Discretizations and Replica
Herbert Spohn
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Height Distributions in One-Dimensional Surface Growth: from ASEP to KPZ Equation
Tomohiro Sasamoto
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
04:10 PM - 05:00 PM
  Asymptotics of Random Matrices
Alice Guionnet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Dec 07, 2010
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  TASEP and Gaussian Ensembles: Analogies and Differences
Patrik Ferrari
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  The Continuum Random Polymer and KPZ
Jeremy Quastel (University of Toronto)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Tracy-Widom Distributions in Experiment: Evidence in Growing Interfaces of Liquid Crystal Turbulence
Kazumasa Takeuchi
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Scaling Exponents for Certain 1+1-Dimensional Directed Polymers
Timo Seppalainen
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  A Combinatorial Approach to the Asymmetric Exclusion Process
Lauren Williams (University of California, Berkeley)
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Dec 08, 2010
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Universality Limits for Random Matrices via Classical Complex Analysis
Doron Lubinsky
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Emergent Conformal Symmetry in Dyson-Selberg Integrals
Paul Wiegmann (University of Chicago)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Nikolai Makarov (California Institute of Technology)
Dec 09, 2010
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Finite-Rank Pertutbations of Real Random Matrices
Balint Virag
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Noncommutative Geometry and PainlevĂ©
Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  On Height Functions
Nicolai Reshetikhin (University of California, Berkeley)
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Target Detection and Localization in the Presence of Noise
Knut Solna
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Directed Polymers and the Quantum Toda Lattice
Neil O'Connell
Dec 10, 2010
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  What are the Eigenvalues of a Sum of Non-Commuting Random Symmetric Matrices? : A "Quantum Information" inspired Answer.
Alan Edelman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Global Fluctuations for \(\beta\)-Jacobi Ensembles
Ioana Dumitriu
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  \(\lambda\) Expansions of Fredholm Determinants and the Borodin-Okounkov Identity
Nicholas Witte
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Scaling Limits of Beta Ensembles
Benedek Valko
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Some Remarks on Random Matrix Theory and Statistics
Noureddine El Karoui (University of California, Berkeley)