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Recent Progress in Random Matrix Theory and Its Applications September 23, 2002 - September 27, 2002

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Sep 23, 2002
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welcome & Introduction
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Random matrices, neutron capture levels, quasicrystals and zeta-function zeros
Freeman Dyson
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Morning Tea
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  Virasoro and random matrices, permutations and walks
Pierre van Moerbeke
11:45 AM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Random growth and determinantal processes
Kurt Johansson
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Growth models and random environments
Janko Gravner
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Afternoon Tea
04:10 PM - 05:00 PM
  MSRI/Evans Talk: Integrable systems
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  Banquet
Sep 24, 2002
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Graphical expansion of non-commutative matrix integrals
Motohico Mulase (University of California, Davis)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Free probability aspects of random matrices
Dan Virgil Voiculescu (University of California, Berkeley)
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  First order asymptotics of matrix integrals
Alice Guionnet (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  On the largest eigenvalue of a random subgraph of the hypercube
Alexander Soshnikov
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Afternoon Tea
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Vanishing integrals and symmetric spaces
Eric Rains (California Institute of Technology)
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  Reception
Sep 25, 2002
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Critical phenomena in random matrix models
Pavel Bleher (Indiana University--Purdue University)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Some different roads in random matrix theory
Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Some largest eigenvalue problems in statistics
Iain Johnstone
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Small eigenvalues of large Hankel matrices
Yang Chen
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Afternoon Tea
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Discrete log-gas models with arbitrary beta
Alexei Borodin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sep 26, 2002
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  mKdv on the halfline
Anne Boutet de Monvel
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Randomly perturbed Toeplitz matrices
Albrecht Boettcher
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Dimers and amoebas
Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Asymptotics of general discrete orthogonal polynomials with applications to discrete Coulomb gas and Hexagon tiling
Jinho Baik (University of Michigan)
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Afternoon Tea
Sep 27, 2002
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Two-matrix models, duality and the Riemann-Hilbert problem associated to biorthogonal polynomials
John Harnad
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  A complete asymptotic expansion for the partition function of random matrix theory via Riemann-Hilbert techniques
Ken McLaughlin
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Applications of the Borodin-Okounkov Identity
Estelle Basor (AIM - American Institute of Mathematics)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  The Riemann-Hilbert method as a non-commutative analog of contour integral representations
Alexander Its (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Afternoon Tea