XIII Brunel - Bielefeld Workshop on Random Matrix Theory
Date: 14 - 16 December 2017
Convenors: Gernot Akemann (Bielefeld, GER), Igor Krasovsky (London, GBR), Dmitry Savin (London, GBR), Igor Smolyarenko (London, GBR)
The thirteenth Brunel-Bielefeld Workshop on Random Matrix Theory and Applications took place at ZiF in 2017, from December 14 to 16. Some 60 participants came from eleven countries within and outside Europe. Their research interests spanned pure and applied Mathematics as well as mathematical and theoretical Physics, with numerous applications ranging from Number Theory and Statistical Mechanics to Telecommunication and Medicine. The meeting took off on Thursday afternoon, with the poster presentation including seventeen contributions in total. The lively discussions on two levels at ZiF lead some participants to almost forget that the buffet was waiting. The entire Friday and Saturday sessions were devoted to a total of fifteen specialised talks, taking place at ZiF's plenary hall. The following topics put accents to this year's meeting. Mathematical questions of universality were discussed in the context of so-called determinantal point processes. These behave as if they were physically charged point particles in one or two dimensions, at a specific temperature. The fluctuations of growth processes were examined mathematically, depending on their boundary conditions. These were then compared to known predictions from random matrix theory. A further focus was put on random graphs and complex networks that were illustrated by examples from wikipedia. Such graphs can be represented by a matrix that indicates whether or not two nodes are connected, and possibly in which direction. The quantitative analysis of such matrices with relatively sparse entries or connections, as well as some classical models of statistical mechanics rounded off the programme. After closing on Saturday evening we continued the discussions over mulled wine on the Christmas market at the central square in Bielefeld.
Giusi Alfano (Turin, ITA), Johannes Alt (Klosterneuburg, AUT), Jens Bolte (Egham, GBR), Alexander Bufetov (Marseille, FRA), Sungsoo Byun (Seoul, KOR), Christophe Charlier (Stockholm, SWE), Tomasz Checinski (Bielefeld, GER), Gennadiy Chistyakov (Bielefeld, GER), Tom Claeys (Louvain-la-Neuve, BEL), Fabio Deelan Cunden (Dublin, IRL), Carl P. Dettmann (Bristol, GBR), Antoine Doeraene (Louvain-la-Neuve, BEL), Mark Falvay (Bristol, GBR), Patrik Ferrari (Bonn, GER), Klaus Frahm (Toulouse, FRA), Elba Garcia-Failde (Bonn, GER), Vadim Gorin (Cambridge, USA), Friedrich Götze (Bielefeld, GER), Aurélien Grabsch (Orsay, FRA), Thomas Guhr (Duisburg, GER), Jonas Jalowy (Bielefeld, GER), Lakshmi S Bhargavi Jonnadula (Bristol, GBR), Christopher Joyner (London, GBR), Mario Kieburg (Bielefeld, GER), Holger Kösters (Rostock, GER), Reimer Kühn (London, GBR), Arno Kuijlaars (Leuven, BEL), Bertrand Lacroix-A-Chez-Toine (Orsay, FRA), Pierre Le Doussal (Paris, FRA), Alex Little (Bristol, GBR), Asad I Lodhia (Ann Arbor, USA), Mylène Maïda (Villeneuve dAscq, FRA), Anna Maltsev (London, GBR), Theo-Harris Maroudas (London, GBR), Francesco Mezzadri (Bristol, GBR), Adam Mielke (Bielefeld, GER), Leslie Diëgo Molag (Leuven, BEL), Sebastian Müller (Bristol, GBR), Izaak Neri (Dresden, GER), Thorsten Neuschel (Louvain-la-Neuve, BEL), Iván Parra (Bielefeld, GER), Mihail Poplavskyi (London, GBR), Martin Richter (Nizza, FRA), Roman Riser (Holon, ISR), Holger Sambale (Bielefeld, GER), Grégory Schehr (Orsay, FRA), Mira Shamis (London, GBR), Arthur Sinulis (Bielefeld, GER), Uzy Smilansky (Rehovot, ISR), Nina Snaith (Bristol, GBR), Wojciech Tarnowski (Krakau, POL), Christophe Texier (Orsay, FRA), Martin Venker (Bochum, GER), Hans Arwed Weidenmüller (Heidelberg, GER), Brian Winn (Loughborough, GBR), Tim Robert Würfel (Bielefeld, GER)