ZiF Summer School 2019

Randomness in physics and mathematics: From Stochastic Processes to Networks

12 - 24 August 2019
Convenors: Gernot Akemann (Bielefeld, GER), Friedrich Götze (Bielefeld, GER)

The third summer school about the role of randomness in physics and mathematics took part in two weeks of August 2019 at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), just as the two proceeding events in 2013 and 2016. With more than 60 participants the event was again very well attended, predominantly by PhD students and young postdocs as well as some more established colleagues. Among the lecturers figured several prominent speakers from the International Congress in Mathematics (ICM) as well as the Boltzmann-medalist Herbert Spohn. The lectures bridged a wide span of topics, ranging from Mathematics to physical applications. Two-dimensional tilings, the statistical mechanics of Coulomb gases and spins as well as the more traditional Anderson model as well as recent developments among the hydrodynamics of integrable systems were covered. A particular focus was put on random graphs and landscapes and complex networks. During two afternoons the participants had the opportunity to present their results, with many impressive presentations. Also the daily sessions where they presented themselves the solutions to the advances exercises were very lively.

At the end of the first week the traditional excursion took part. Our walk in stable weather took us from the Extern-stones via Veltmerstot to the Silvermill, where rich buffet was awaiting us. The cultural part consisted of two events during Monday evenings: an experimental jazz concert with Markus Schwartze (piano) and Willem Schulz (cello), as well as a multimedia event visible music' by Markus Schwartze (piano), Angelika Höger (projections and sounds) and Lucie Marsmann (video). The audience was equally enthusiastic about this non-scientific part.

This ZiF summer school was also supported by the SFB1283 'Taming uncertainty and profiting from randomness and low regularity in analysis, stochastics and their applications'.

Speakers: week 1
Antti Knowles
Arno Kuijlars
Dmitry Panchenko
Reimer Kühn
Speakers: week 2
Bálint Virág
Sasha Sodin
Sylvia Serfaty
Herbert Spohn

Gernot Akemann, Friedrich Götze

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  • Cultural Programme: Markus Schwartze (piano) and Willem Schulz (cello)// Bielefeld


Ievgenii Afanasiev (Kharkiv, UKR), Giusi Alfano (Torino, ITA), Tomas Berggren (Stockholm, SWE), Sungsoo Byun (Seoul, KOR), Andrew Celsus (Cambridge, GBR), Giorgio Cipolloni (Klosterneuburg, AUT), Michael Clark (Birmingham, GBR), Elizabeth Collins-Wildman (Ann Arbor, USA), Klara Courteaut (Stockholm, SWE), Yannick Couzinié (Roma, ITA), Juan G. Criado del Rey (Leuven, BEL), Harini Desiraju (Triest, ITA), Markus Ebke (Bielefeld, GER), Renjie Feng (Beijing, CHN), Peter J. Forrester (Parkville, AUS), Jiongji Guo (Hong Kong, CHN), Anna Gusakova (Bochum, GER), Jonas Jalowy (Bielefeld, GER), Hong Chang Ji (Daejeon, KOR), Anastasis Kafetzopoulos (London, GBR), Mohamed Slim Kammoun (Lille, FRA), Antti Knowles (Genf, SUI), Reimer Kühn (London, GBR), Arno Kuijlaars (Leuven, BEL), Jinwoong Kwak (Daejeon, KOR), Jinyeop Lee (Daejeon, KOR), Shi-Hao Li (Parkville, AUS), Davide Macera (Roma, ITA), Scott Mason (Stockholm, SWE), Adam Mielke (Bielefeld, GER), Oleksandr Minakov (Louvain-la-Neuve, BEL), Leslie Diëgo Molag (Leuven, BEL), Philippe Moreillon (Stockholm, SWE), Noela Müller (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Alexey Naumov (Moskau, RUS), Thorsten Neuschel (Bielefeld, GER), Conor O'Rourke (Leuven, BEL), Dmitry Panchenko (Toronto, CAN), Iván Parra (Bielefeld, GER), Yulia Petrova (St. Petersburg, RUS), Mariia Platonova (St. Petersburg, RUS), Anas Rahman (Parkville, AUS), Renaud Rivier (Genf, SUI), Alexis Rosuel (Champs-sur-Marne, FRA), Holger Sambale (Bielefeld, GER), Seong-Mi Seo (Seoul, KOR), Sylvia Serfaty (New York, USA), Alexander Shaposhnikov (Bielefeld, GER), Ekaterina Shchetka (St. Petersburg, RUS), Sasha Sodin (London, GBR), Herbert Spohn (Garching, GER), Artur T. Swiech (Amsterdam, NED), Daria Tieplova (Champs-sur-Marne, FRA), Allan Kaching Trinh (Parkville, AUS), Martín Adolfo Valdez Quintero (Bielefeld, GER), Bálint Virág (Toronto, CAN), Tim Robert Würfel (Bielefeld, GER), Meng Yang (Louvain-la-Neuve, BEL), Jiyuan Zhang (Parkville, AUS)

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to Marina Hoffmann at the Conference Office. Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.

Tel: +49 521 106-2768
Fax: +49 521 106-152768
E-Mail: marina.hoffmann@uni-bielefeld.de