|Registration Deadline:||May 04, 2001 over 18 years ago|
|To apply for Funding you must register by:||January 30, 2001 over 18 years ago|
- Michael Aizenman
- Vincent Beffara
- Itai Benjamini
- Christian Borgs
- John Cardy
- Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft Research)
- Bertrand Duplantier
- Sergey Fomin (University of Michigan)
- Richard Kenyon (Brown University)
- Gregory Lawler (University of Chicago)
- Russell Lyons
- Nikolai Makarov (California Institute of Technology)
- Charles Newman (New York University, Courant Institute)
- Bernard Nienhuis
- Agoston Pisztora
- Steffen Rohde (University of Washington)
- Gilles Schaeffer
- Stanislav Smirnov
- Wendelin Werner
- David Wilson (University of Washington)
- Yu Zhang
MSRI's 2000-01 "Hot Topics" Workshop -- schedule now available NOTE: The first lecture of the workshop is the MSRI-Evans talk at 4:10 pm on Monday, April 30, in room 60 of Evans Hall on the Berkeley campus. Lectures will be in the Lawrence Hall of Science auditorium on Tuesday, May 1, and at MSRI on Wednesday through Friday.
Phase transitions and critical phenomena have been intensively studied in physics. From a mathematical point of view, percolation is the simplest model exhibiting a phase transition: a minute modification of parameter can effect a qualitative macroscopic change in the system. It has been recently proven that critical two dimensional percolation satisfies conformal invariance in the scaling limit, for site percolation on the triangular lattice. As a consequence, it follows that a recently discovered continuous process called Stochastic Loewner Evolution (SLE) with parameter 6, describes the scaling limit of the boundary of the critical percolation clusters in this lattice. The SLE with other parameters is conjectured to describe the scaling limits of several other discrete models in two dimensions, including loop-erased random walk and uniform spanning trees. The goals of the workshop are to bring together researchers in probability, statistical physics, complex analysis and combinatorics, to describe recent results and methods, and promote future advances. Confirmed participants include: M. Aizenman (Princeton), V. Beffara (Orsay), I. Benjamini (Weizmann Institute), C. Borgs (Microsoft), J. Cardy (Oxford), J. Chayes (Microsoft), B. Duplantier (IHP), S. Fomin (Michigan), R. Kenyon (Orsay), H. Kesten (Cornell), G. Lawler (Duke), R. Lyons (Georgia Tech), N. Makarov (CalTech), C. M. Newman (NYU), B. Nienhuis (Amsterdam), Y. Peres (U.C. Berkeley), A. Pizstora (Carnegie Melon), S. Rohde (U. Washington), G. Schaeffer (LoriaNancy), O. Schramm (Microsoft), S. Smirnov (KTH), W. Werner (Orsay), D. B. Wilson (Microsoft) Plenty of time will be reserved for informal interaction among participants. Weather in Berkeley in May is usually very pleasant, and one afternoon will be left free, allowing participants to enjoy the area. Funded in part by the National Security Agency. Group Photo of ParticipantsShow 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.
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MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Institute discount. To book online visit this page (the MSRI rate will automatically be applied).
MSRI has preferred rates at the Graduate Berkeley, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-845-8981. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. Enter in the Promo Code MSRI123 (this code is not case sensitive).
MSRI has preferred rates at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select "Affiliated with the Space Sciences Lab, Lawrence Hall of Science or MSRI." When prompted for your UC Contact/Host, please list Chris Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MSRI has a preferred rates at Easton Hall and Gibbs Hall, depending on room availability. Guests can call the Reservations line at 510-204-0732 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. rate. To book online visit this page, select "Request a Reservation" choose the dates you would like to stay and enter the code MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).
Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.
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