Monday 18 - Friday 22 June 2012
Organisers: Nathanaël Berestycki (Cambridge), Christina Goldschmidt (Oxford)
Some of the most important open problems in modern probability theory, both from an applied and a theoretical perspective, require us to develop a good understanding of the geometry of large, random discrete structures. To mention a few examples, consider large random networks in biology and urban planning; the famous random satisfiability problem (k-SAT) from computer science; the geometry of random planar surfaces (planar maps) and quantum gravity; the properties of percolation clusters, etc. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together a range of experts from relevant fields, survey the current state of the art and provide a stimulating environment for interaction between the participants.
Other confirmed speakers are:
Some practical details
The nearest railway station to the University is Coventry Railway Station, approximately 2.5 miles away.
Here is a map of the Warwick campus (where the Mathematics Department is in the Zeeman Building, numbered 37).
Here is some information on local buses (U1 and U2 connect University-Leamington Spa; 12 connects Coventry-University-Kenilworth-Leamington Spa). Kenilworth is 4 miles from the University. Leamington Spa is 8 miles from the University, and has its own railway station.
The cost of parking on Campus is £3 per day.
Lectures will be in room MS.03 in the Zeeman Building (which is suitable for blackboard, OHP or computer presentations).
Where possible, visitors should obtain an EDUROAM account from their own university to enable internet access whilst at Warwick.
You can register for any of the symposia or workshops online. To see which registrations are currently open and to submit a registration, please click here.
Mathematics Research Centre
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL - UK