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Random matrix theory and strongly correlated systems

21 - 24 March 2016
Organisers: Oleg Zaboronski, Roger Tribe, Neil O'Connell, Yan Fyodorov, Gernot Akemann

Scientific scope

Random matrices and associated determinantal and pfaffian point processes describe large classes of strongly correlated complex systems the statistics of which are far from Gaussian, yet tractable analytically. Examples include complex quantum systems and quantum chaotic scattering, non-equilibrium interacting particle systems, multi-channel communications systems, quantum gravity, random quantum spin chains to name just a few. Intriguingly, the statistical description of the behaviour of the Riemann zeta function seems to belong to the same universality class as the classical Gaussian Unitary ensemble, which opens the possibility of applying random matrix tools in number theory. Despite the wealth and breadth of applications, the field of random matrices is united by mathematical methods it employs such as general theory of orthogonal polynomials, the formalism of Riemann-Hilbert problem, vertex operator algebras and free fermion methods, representations of classical and infinite-dimensional Lie groups, supergeometry, stochastic processes. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working at the cutting edge of random matrix theory and its applications to share new ideas, methods and breakthroughs in this highly dynamic and exciting field.

Invited speakers

  1. Maurice Duits (Stockholm) (talk pdf)
  2. Christopher Joyner (QMUL)
  3. Eugene Kanzieper (Holon)
  4. Igor Krasovsky (Imperial)
  5. Mario Kieburg (Bielefeld)
  6. Arno Kuijlaars (Leuven) (talk pdf)
  7. Anna Maltsev (Bristol)
  8. Francesco Mezzadri (Bristol)
  9. Ramis Movassagh (IBM, TJ Watson Research, Yorktown Heights, NY)
  10. Maciej Nowak (Krakow) (talk pdf)
  11. Elliot Paquette (Weizmann)
  12. Mikhail Poplavskyi (Warwick)
  13. Dmitry Savin (Brunel)
  14. Gregory Schehr (Orsay)
  15. Nick Simm (Warwick)
  16. Uzi Smilanski (Weizmann)
  17. Nina Snaith (Bristol)
  18. Trinh Khanh Duy (Kyushi) (talk pdf)
  19. Pierpaolo Vivo (talk pdf)
  20. Nikos Zygouras (Warwick)

The pre-workshop series of talks











All Warwick EPSRC Mathematics Symposium workshops are open to all interested parties within the mathematical sciences community in the UK and internationally, both in academia and, where appropriate, in industry.

There is no registration fee for this workshop although all prospective participants are required to register here (scroll down until you find the link for this workshop).

Registration deadline is Monday 22 February 2016.

The total number of participants may be limited by room capacity. In the event that the workshop is over-subscribed, the organisers will use their discretion when issuing invitations.

Logistical information and financial support

The meeting will take place in the Zeeman Building at the University of Warwick. Information about Warwick and how to get here can be found in the links on the right.

The EPSRC has provided limited funds to support the travel and accommodation expenses of workshop participants. We expect visitors to cover travel and accommodation expenses from their own grants whenever reasonable to do so. Financial support can be requested during the registration process.

For further information contact Oleg Zaboronski (

Aerial photograph of Maths Houses

See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
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