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Connections for Women: Discrete Lattice Models in Mathematics, Physics, and Computing January 12, 2012 - January 13, 2012

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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)