Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 6:00pm to Friday, May 28, 2010 - 5:59pm

The conference centers on random structures in the context of complex

analysis, inspired by interactions between mathematics and physics. The

central example is perhaps the Stochastic Loewner Evolution, introduced by Oded

Schramm. SLE arises as the scaling limit of interfaces in 2D lattice

models at criticality (percolation, Ising model, self avoiding polymers),

and its elegant combination of probability and complex analysis has led to

the proofs of many conjectures originating in physics. Other topics

include Diffusion Limited Aggregation (a model for electrodeposition and

other phenomena), Hele-Shaw flow (describing interfaces between fluids of

different viscosities, e.g. oil and water), 2D Quantum Gravity and Random

Maps.

Venue:

Monte Verita, Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland

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