ZiF Summer School 2022
Randomness in physics and mathematics: From integrable probability to disordered systems
1 - 13 August 2022
Convenors: Gernot Akemann (Bielefeld, GER), Friedrich Götze (Bielefeld, GER)
Randomness in physics and mathematics: From integrable probability to disordered systems In recent years we have seen a very rapid growth of interest in mathematics in concepts from random matrix theory, that can be used as tools in applications. These often combine ideas from analysis and probability theory, which has coined the term integrable probability. At the same time theoretical physicists have combined such tools with ideas from statistical mechanics, to better understand phenomena in quantum systems, for example as trapped atoms at non-zero temperature, the property of localisation, or the emergence of chaos. Some of these concepts carry over further to risk assessment in economics or the analysis of neural networks or random graphs. We plan to cover some recent developments in this intertwined range of topics.
The ZiF summer school brings together international PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from various areas in mathematics, theoretical physics, and applications including economics or machine learning. We aim at 40-50 participants to take part in two intense weeks of eight interdisciplinary lecture series, to be presented by distinguished scientists. The school will include exercise sessions lead by the lecturers and offer the opportunity for all participants to present their own work in shorter contributions.