1.GGI trimester program: Statistical Mechanics, Integrability and Combinatorics |

Dates | 11 May 2015 → 03 Jul 2015 | [ID=671388] |

Location | Florence, Italy |

Abstract | The last decade has seen an increasing interaction between theoretical physics, combinatorics and probability theory, concerning the study and applications of exactly solvable models of statistical mechanics, with a number of spectacular developments.
As examples of such constructive interplay, let us mention: dimer models, random surfaces and limit shape phenomena; random tilings, random partitions and stochastic growth processes; random tilings and representation theory; Schramm-Loewner evolution and Conformal Field Theory; the recently developed idea of discrete holomorphicity; a rigorous characterization of Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class; classical problems in combinatorics, such as the enumeration of Alternating Sign Matrices and plane partitions; the Razumov-Stroganov correspondence; lattice supersymmetry, and in particular, supersymmetric quantum spin chains.
The purpose of this eight weeks programme is to bring together theoretical and mathematical physicists with expertise in probability theory, analysis, integrable systems, combinatorics and representation theory, to boost further advances in the field. |

Topics | Lattice models and combinatorics, Random tilings, Limit-shape phenomena, Discrete holomorphicity, Random matrices, Determinantal processes, KPZ universality class, |

Weblink | http://theory.fi.infn.it/SMIC |

Related subject(s) | Graph Theory and Combinatorics; Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Statistical Physics |

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2.GGI conference on `Lattice models: exact methods and combinatorics' |

Dates | 18 May 2015 → 22 May 2015 | [ID=680307] |

Location | Florence, Italy |

Abstract | This event is one of the activities taking place at Galileo Galilei Institute, in Florence, in the framework of the GGI trimester programme on `Statistical Mechanics, Integrability and Combinatorics'. It aims at bringing together mathematicians and physicists interested in problems at the interface between statistical mechanics, combinatorics and probability theory .
In this Focus Week, emphasis is put on lattice models, and their behaviour at a macroscopic level (scaling limits at criticality) and especially at a microscopic level (combinatorial and algebraic structures). |

Topics | Lattice models and combinatorics, Discrete holomorphicity and integrability, Quantum integrability and correlation functions. |

Weblink | http://theory.fi.infn.it/SMIC/confLM |

Related subject(s) | Graph Theory and Combinatorics; Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Statistical Physics |

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3.14th Kacov School - MATHEMATICAL THEORY IN FLUID MECHANICS |

Dates | 22 May 2015 → 29 May 2015 | [ID=692128] |

Location | Kacov, Czech Republic |

Weblink | http://www.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/paseky-fluid/2015/ |

Related subject(s) | Courses and Events for Math Students and Early Career Researchers; Courses and Events for Physics Students |

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4.DD — 2015 Days on Diffraction |

Dates | 25 May 2015 → 29 May 2015 | [ID=698863] |

Location | St.Petersburg, Russia |

Abstract | Mathematical aspects of wave propagation, Asymptotic techniques, Scattering and diffraction, Electromagnetics, Sound propagation and vibration, Elastic waves and seismology, Nonlinear waves, Microwave and quantum waveguides, Inverse problems, Numerical approaches, Non-stationary phenomena |

Weblink | http://www.pdmi.ras.ru/~dd/ |

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5.Geometry, arithmetic and physics: around motives |

Dates | 28 May 2015 → 30 May 2015 | [ID=658016] |

Location | University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France |

Abstract | The conference is part of the series 'Encounter between Mathematicians and Theoretical Physicists'. |

Weblink | http://www-irma.u-strasbg.fr/article1450.html |

Related subject(s) | Computational Physics and Numerical Simulation |

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6.Mathematical Methods in Quantum Molecular Dynamics |

Dates | 31 May 2015 → 06 Jun 2015 | [ID=652737] |

Location | Oberwolfach, Germany |

Organizer | Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach |

Weblink | http://www.mfo.de/www/schedule/2015/all |

Related subject(s) | Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory; Applied Mathematics (in general) |

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7.Complete Kahler-Einstein metrics and Gravitational Instantons |

Dates | 01 Jun 2015 → 19 Jun 2015 | [ID=609590] |

Location | Marseille, France |

Organizer | Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM) |

Weblink | http://www.cirm-math.fr/spip.php?rubrique2&EX=liste_rencontre&annee=2015&lang=en |

Related subject(s) | Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology |

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8.Deift15 — Asymptotics in integrable systems, random matrices and random processes and universality - In honour of Percy Deift's 70th birthday |

Start date | 07 Jun 2015 | [ID=710711] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | The principal goal of Random Matrix Theory (RMT) is the description of the statistical properties of the eigenvalues or singular values of ensembles of matrices with random entries subject to some chosen distribution, in particular when the size of the matrix becomes very large. The statistical distributions that occur in this regime of large sizes display some features which are very robust in the sense that they appear rather independently of the distribution chosen for the matrix entries. This phenomenon goes under the general heading of universality and it is not conceptually dissimilar from the more commonly known central limit theorem. The mathematics required by or developed for RMT has found or has come from a stunningly wide range of areas in both mathematics an theoretical physics, such as for example, approximation theory, orthogonal polynomials and their asymptotics, combinatorics, dynamical systems of integrable type, representation theory of finite and infinite groups, quantum gravity, conformal field theory, string theory just to name a few. The notion of universality appears prominently also in the small-dispersion limit of integrable nonlinear waves, for example the Korteweg-deVries, nonlinear Schrödinger equations, etc. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2015/Deift15/index_e.php |

Contact | Jinho Baik (University of Michigan);
Marco Bertola (Concordia University)
Jinho Baik (University of Michigan);
Marco Bertola (Concordia University)
Jinho Baik (University of Michigan);
Marco Bertola (Concordia University)
Marco Bertola ; Email: marco.bertola@concordia.ca |

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9.AIM Workshop: Mathematical aspects of physics with non-self-adjoint operators |

Dates | 08 Jun 2015 → 12 Jun 2015 | [ID=644284] |

Location | American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, United States |

Abstract | This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will emphasize the state-of-the-art techniques for the mathematically rigorous analysis of non-self-adjoint phenomena encountered in main stream and newly developing fields of physics. |

Weblink | http://aimath.org/workshops/upcoming/nonselfadjoint |

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10.International Conference in Number Theory and Physics |

Dates | 15 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015 | [ID=639591] |

Location | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil |

Weblink | http://www.impa.br/opencms/pt/eventos/store/evento_1504 |

Related subject(s) | Number Theory, Arithmetic |

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11.Physics and Mathematics of Nonlinear Phenomena |

Dates | 20 Jun 2015 → 27 Jun 2015 | [ID=706894] |

Location | Gallipoli, close to Lecce, Italy |

Abstract | The conference follows the long established tradition of the Nonlinear Physics meetings organized by the research group on Integrable Systems of Universita' del Salento and held in Gallipoli (Lecce, Italy). |

Weblink | http://pmnp.unisalento.it |

Related subject(s) | Complex Systems, Chaos and Self-Organisation; Applied Maths: Dynamic Systems, Control and Automation |

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12.GGI conference on `Random Interfaces and Integrable Probability' |

Dates | 22 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015 | [ID=703233] |

Location | Florence, Italy |

Abstract | This conference is part of the two month program on `Statistical Mechanics, Integrability and Combinatorics', held at Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence, May 11-July 3, 2015.
The conference aims at bringing together mathematicians and physicists interested in problems of statistical mechanics of exactly solvable systems, where various tools and techniques from combinatorics, random matrices, probability theory and representation theory have boosted recent progresses in the fields Emphasis is put on random interfaces, such as those emerging in dimer models, random polymer models, random growth processes, Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Processes, etc, and their properties in the limit of large systems (limit-shape phenomena, KPZ university class, etc). |

Topics | dimer models, random polymer models, random growth processes, Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Processes, limit-shape phenomena, KPZ university class |

Weblink | http://theory.fi.infn.it/SMIC/confRM/ |

Related subject(s) | Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Statistical Physics; Probability and Statistics, Game Theory |

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13.Extension15 — AdS/CFT, self-adjoint extension and the resolution of cosmological singularities |

Dates | 06 Jul 2015 → 10 Jul 2015 | [ID=710757] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | In the context of Einstein gravity coupled to matter satisfying fairly general energy conditions, cosmological singularities are unavoidable, as was proven by Hawking and Penrose many year ago. One of the hopes for superstring theory is that a solution to this problem may be found. Clearly, however, a non-perturbative formulation of string theory must be used. The AdS/CFT correspondence is a proposed definition of non-perturbative string theory (including gravity) in terms of a conformal field theory which does not involve gravity. It has been conjectured that the AdS/CFT correspondence can be used to resolve cosmological singularities. Initial work in this direction was done by different groups, including Craps-Hertog-Turok, Khoury-Ovrut-Steinhardt-Turok, Skenderis-McFadden, Silverstein-Horowitz and Das-Tridevi. This workshop will bring together pure mathematicians, string theorists and cosmologists to tackle the problem of singularity resolution via the AdS/CFT correspondence. From the point of view of cosmology it will be important to include cosmological perturbations (fluctuations which could describe the currently observed structure of the inhomogeneous universe). Thus, the mathematics of the problem will involve the theory of partial differential equations and self-adjoint extensions. A close interaction of physicists and mathematicians is required to make progress on the problem. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2015/Extension15/index_e.php |

Contact | R. Brandenberger (McGill University); Email: rhb@hep.physics.mcgill.ca |

Related subject(s) | Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology |

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14.Bonahon2015 — Classical and quantum hyperbolic geometry and topology/Topologie et géométrie hyperbolique classique et quantique |

Dates | 06 Jul 2015 → 10 Jul 2015 | [ID=620394] |

Location | Orsay, France |

Abstract | Conference in honnor of Francis Bonahon |

Topics | Low dimensional topology, hyperbolic geometry, quantum Teichmüller theory, topological quantum field theory, higher Teichmüller theory |

Weblink | http://www.math.u-psud.fr/~paulin/Bonahon2015.html |

Related subject(s) | Geometry and Topology |

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15.Integrability in algebra, geometry and physics: new trends |

Dates | 12 Jul 2015 → 17 Jul 2015 | [ID=707347] |

Location | Congressi Stefano Franscini, Ascona, Switzerland |

Abstract | The unifying theme of this conference is integrability, a basic notion that first appeared in classical mechanics and that continues to be unexpectedly of key importance in various areas of mathematics and physics. The conference will focus on some of the newest developments in this subject with particular attention to the interrelations between different subject areas. It will focus on the following partly overlapping topics: (1) Cherednik algebras and Lie algebras, (2) Poisson geometry, Yang-Baxter structures, deformations and quantization, (3) Frobenius manifolds, bi-Hamiltonian integrable hierarchies, and moduli spaces, (4) discrete geometry and discrete integrability, (5) randommatrices, asymptotic analysis and special functions. The conference will also be the occasion to celebrate Alexander Veselov's 60th birthday. |

Weblink | http://www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~mf/APV60/ |

Related subject(s) | Algebra; Geometry and Topology |

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16.FDIS 2015 — 3-rd Conference on Finite Dimensional integrable Systems in Geometry and Mathematical Physics 2015 |

Dates | 12 Jul 2015 → 17 Jul 2015 | [ID=703796] |

Location | Bedlewo, Poland |

Abstract | The aim of the conference is to bring together specialists in mathematics and mathematical physics to exchange experience and knowledge about the most recent developments in the field of finite dimensional integrable classical and quantum systems.The series originated in 2011, when the first conference was organized in Jena, Germany, and the second was organized in CIRM (Marseille, France) in 2013. |

Topics | Integrability criteria and obstructions to integrability: topological obstructions dynamical obstructions, differential Galois obstructions integrable geodesic flows and natural Hamiltonian systems, integrable systems on Lie algebras and symmetric spaces, symplectic and Poisson geometry and integrability, superintegrability, Lax representations, separation of variables, rigid body dynamics, nonholonomic mechanics, quantum integrability and quantization procedures, applications of finite dimensional integrable systems in mathematical physics, celestial mechanics and general relativity, computer algebra methods in the theory of integrable systems. |

Weblink | http://fdis2015.wfa.uz.zgora.pl/ |

Contact | Andrzej J. Maciejewski, University of Zielona Gora, Poland; Phone: [+48 68 328 28 28]; Email: http://fdis2015.wfa.uz.zgora.pl/ |

Related subject(s) | Calculus, Differential Equations and Integration; Geometry and Topology |

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17.Mathematical Aspects of General Relativity |

Dates | 12 Jul 2015 → 18 Jul 2015 | [ID=652819] |

Location | Oberwolfach, Germany |

Organizer | Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach |

Weblink | http://www.mfo.de/www/schedule/2015/all |

Related subject(s) | Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology |

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18.Quantum15 — Beyond integrability: The mathematics and physics of integrability and its breaking in low-dimensional strongly correlated quantum phenomena |

Dates | 13 Jul 2015 → 17 Jul 2015 | [ID=710776] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | Strongly correlated quantum phenomena in low dimensions are particularly challenging to understand. In one and two dimensions strong quantum fluctuations lead the fundamental constituents of matter to organize in novel, often unpredictable ways. Phenomena such as non-abelian statistics, spin-charge separation, quantum number fractionalization, and topological states of matter can arise. These new forms of matter cannot be studied with the perturbative approaches commonly used to understand the physics of weakly interacting systems. Integrability provides a unique tool able to access the non-perturbative physics present in strongly correlated systems. An integrable system possesses non-trivial conservation laws beyond the standard ones of energy and momentum. Integrability is surprisingly ubiquitous in one-dimensional systems, ranging from quantum wires, to spin chains, to cold atomic gases. The additional conservation laws constrain the physics of the system making it possible to access, in certain circumstances, non-perturbative information. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2015/Quantum15/index_e.php |

Contact | Jean-Sébastien Caux (Universiteit van Amsterdam); Email: J.S.Caux@uva.nl |

Related subject(s) | Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory |

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19.CEMRACS : Coupling Multi-Physics Models involving Fluids |

Dates | 20 Jul 2015 → 28 Aug 2015 | [ID=609660] |

Location | Marseille, France |

Organizer | Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM) |

Weblink | http://www.cirm-math.fr/spip.php?rubrique2&EX=liste_rencontre&annee=2015&lang=en |

Related subject(s) | Condensed Matter Physics and Materials; Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Statistical Physics |

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20.Amplitudes15 — Positive Grassmannians: Applications to integrable systems and super Yang-Mills scattering amplitudes |

Dates | 27 Jul 2015 → 31 Jul 2015 | [ID=710849] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | The discovery of cluster algebras by Fomin and Zelevinsky was in large part motivated by the study of the phenomenon of total positivity in reductive Lie groups. Grassmannians were among the first examples of varieties that support a natural cluster structure, that was arrived at in two ways: combinatarial, using Postnikov's work on parametrizing totally nonnegative cells in Grassmannians using directed planar networks, and geometric, that utilized properties of Grassmannians as Poisson homogeneous spaces. A new setting in which totally positive Grassmannians have appeared recently is in the computation of scattering amplitudes in the planar limit of maximally extended supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (SSYM). Using momentum space twistor transform methods, explicit integral representations of the leading term singularities were obtained as integrals over Grassmann manifolds, localized to submanifolds determined by the external momentum and helicity configurations. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2015/Amplitudes15/index_e.php |

Contact | M. Bertola (Concordia, CRM); Email: marco.bertola@concordia.ca |

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21.XVIII International Congress on Mathematical Physics, ICMP 2015 |

Dates | 27 Jul 2015 → 01 Aug 2015 | [ID=657722] |

Location | Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile |

Abstract | The International Congress of Mathematical Physics (ICMP), on its three-year cycle, is the most important conference of the International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP). The ICMP 2015 will be a major event, where new results and future challenges will be discussed, illustrating the richness and vitality of Mathematical Physics. Following a tradition started in London in 2000, the ICMP 2015 will be preceded by the Young Researchers Symposium (July 24 and 25, 2015). Several satellite meetings are being organized in Valparaiso and Santiago (Chile) and in Sao Paulo (Brazil) either before or after ICMP2015. |

Weblink | http://www.icmp2015.cl |

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22.Symmetries15 — Hidden symmetries and integrability methods in super Yang-Mills theories and their dual string theories |

Dates | 03 Aug 2015 → 14 Aug 2015 | [ID=710753] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | Much of our current understanding of non-perturbative dynamics of quantum field theories, and in particular of AdS/CFT duality, derives from the use of integrability methods. Quantum integrability methods were first used to obtain exact solutions of certain 1+1 dimensional quantum spin chains and Quantum Field Theories. But in the last decade, they were successfully applied to some higher-dimensional conformal supersymmetric gauge theories in the planar limit, such as 4dN=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and 3d ABJM. This allowed the exact computation of some of the most important physical quantities that appear, such as correlators, scattering amplitudes and Wilson loops amplitudes, to all orders in perturbation theory. In addition, classical and quantum integrability methods contributed significantly to progress in related subjects dealing with exact partition functions, localization methods and the so called AGT correspondence in topological and BPS sectors of various 4d N=1, 2 supersymmetric gauge theories. These Interrelated subjects have attracted considerable attention in recent years amongst leading researchers from around the world, ranging from high energy phenomenologists to string theorists and specialists in integrability methods. The resulting discoveries have become part of the mainstream developments linking modern quantum field theory to string theory. This workshop aims at a fruitful exchange of ideas and interactions amongst leading researchers working in various aspects of this field. About 70 scientists will take part in this two week sequence, giving talks on their research (3-4 per day) and participating in interactive discussion sessions. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2015/Symmetries15/index_e.php |

Contact | Johannes Walcher (McGill University)
Johannes Walcher (McGill University)
Johannes Walcher (McGill University); Email: johannes.walchers@mcgill.ca |

Related subject(s) | High Energy Physics, Particles and Fields |

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23.Scaling Limits in Models of Statistical Mechanics |

Dates | 30 Aug 2015 → 05 Sep 2015 | [ID=652878] |

Location | Oberwolfach, Germany |

Organizer | Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach |

Weblink | http://www.mfo.de/www/schedule/2015/all |

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24.Conference — Mathematical Fluid Mechanics: Old Problems, New Trends - a week for Wojciech Zajaczkowski |

Dates | 30 Aug 2015 → 05 Sep 2015 | [ID=713591] |

Location | Bedlewo, Poland |

Organizer | Banach Center is part of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IM PAN) |

Weblink | http://www.impan.pl/BC/Program/2015.html |

Related subject(s) | Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Statistical Physics; Applied Mathematics (in general) |

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25.CORFU2015 — Corfu2015: 15th Hellenic School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity |

Dates | 01 Sep 2015 → 26 Sep 2015 | [ID=705106] |

Location | Corfu, Greece |

Abstract | The Corfu Summer Institute hosts during the corfu2015 meeting a series of events:
Sep 1 - Sep 11: Summer School and Workshop on the Standard Model and Beyond
Sep 13 - Sep 19: Workshop on Particles and Cosmology
Sep 19 - Sep 26: Workshop on Noncommutative Field Theory and Gravity |

Topics | Elecroweak Physics, Perturbative and Lattice QCD, Heavy Ions/Quark Gluon Plasma, Higgs Physics, Flavour Physics, Neutrino Physics, SUSY and SUGRA, Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC, Extra Dimensions, String Theory, Standard Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, Gauge/Gravity Duality, LHC, ATLAS, CMS, ALICE, LHCb, CLIC, ILC, FCC, LHC upgrade, BICEP2, Noncommutative field theory and gravity. Relationships between noncommutative geometry and integrable systems, supersymmetric gauge theories, particle phenomenology. Noncommutative geometry in string theory. Formal aspects of quantization, including higher bracket structures and membrane models. Matrix models. Tensor models and group field theory. Enumerative and arithmetic aspects of gauge theories, black holes, Planck recent results, CMB polarisation, Euclid mission, Weak lensing, Galaxy clusters, Dark Matter, 3.55 keV line, Modified gravity, Inflation, Dark Matter at colliders, Dark Energy theory and observations, N-body simulations, eROSITA mission |

Weblink | http://www.physics.ntua.gr/corfu2015/ |

Contact | Ifigenia Moraiti; Phone: [+30 210 772 3034]; Email: CorfuSI@gmail.com |

Related subject(s) | High Energy Physics, Particles and Fields; Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology |

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26.XXXV Max Born Symposium — The Planck Scale II |

Dates | 07 Sep 2015 → 12 Sep 2015 | [ID=714753] |

Location | Wroclaw, Poland |

Abstract | The aim of the meeting is to gather researchers working on various aspects of quantum and semiclassical gravity, so that different perspectives on the quantum gravity problem could be presented. By creating an opportunity to discuss the outstanding problems and results obtained within diverse approaches and frameworks, the meeting is to provide an updated panoramic view on physics at Planck scale. |

Topics | Black holes and the information problem, cosmology, loops and spin foams, quantum gravity phenomenology, string theory perspective on quantum gravity problem (including AdS/CFT) |

Weblink | http://ift.uni.wroc.pl/~mborn35/index.html |

Contact | Email: mborn35@ift.uni.wroc.pl |

Related subject(s) | Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology; High Energy Physics, Particles and Fields |

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27.Gravity15 — AdS/CFT and quantum gravity |

Dates | 14 Sep 2015 → 18 Sep 2015 | [ID=710747] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | Much of our current understanding of non-perturbative dynamics of quantum field theories, and in particular of AdS/CFT duality, derives from the use of integrability methods. Quantum integrability methods were first used to obtain exact solutions of certain 1+1 dimensional quantum spin chains and Quantum Field Theories. But in the last decade, they were successfully applied to some higher-dimensional conformal supersymmetric gauge theories in the planar limit, such as 4dN=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and 3d ABJM. This allowed the exact computation of some of the most important physical quantities that appear, such as correlators, scattering amplitudes and Wilson loops amplitudes, to all orders in perturbation theory. In addition, classical and quantum integrability methods contributed significantly to progress in related subjects dealing with exact partition functions, localization methods and the so called AGT correspondence in topological and BPS sectors of various 4d N=1, 2 supersymmetric gauge theories. These Interrelated subjects have attracted considerable attention in recent years amongst leading researchers from around the world, ranging from high energy phenomenologists to string theorists and specialists in integrability methods. The resulting discoveries have become part of the mainstream developments linking modern quantum field theory to string theory. This workshop aims at a fruitful exchange of ideas and interactions amongst leading researchers working in various aspects of this field. About 70 scientists will take part in this two week sequence, giving talks on their research (3-4 per day) and participating in interactive discussion sessions. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2015/Gravity15/index_e.php |

Contact | A. Maloney; Email: maloney@physics.mcgill.ca |

Related subject(s) | Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology |

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28.Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics |

Dates | 14 Sep 2015 → 18 Sep 2015 | [ID=691087] |

Location | Tianjin, China |

Abstract | Workshop on "Moduli spaces in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics" , at the Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University. |

Weblink | http://modulispacestianjin2015.altervista.org/ |

Related subject(s) | Algebra; Geometry and Topology |

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29.ICNAAM 2015 — Symposium on Latest Advances in Inverse Problem and its Application to Science and Engineering |

Dates | 23 Sep 2015 → 29 Sep 2015 | [ID=703445] |

Location | Rodos, Greece |

Abstract | The inverse problem seeks for the source given a response. It has always been an important step in numerically addressing many physical problems and in forming optimal solutions towards practical applications. However, it is a notoriously difficult problem to solve as the kernel functional is usually ill-behaviored to be accurately inverted. A better solution towards inverse models will benefit our society by lending new insights and introducing more efficient solutions to realistic world of both scientific and technical interests. This symposium focuses on a specific aspect of the cross-disciplinary inverse problem with an emphasis on the development and application of new methods towards physical science research and engineering. It aims at bringing together scholars across the world who are from different fields yet share the joint interest on tackling the inverse problem. It strives to provide a chance to exchange newest ideas and thoughts among researchers on a broad range of problems. |

Topics | inverse problem, analytic continuation, image reconstruction, flow equations, electromagnetism |

Weblink | http://www.icnaam.org/ |

Contact | Jun Liu; Email: jun.physics@gmail.com |

Related subject(s) | Applied Mathematics (in general); Engineering (general) |

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30.Applications15 — Applications of AdS/CFT to QCD and condensed matter physics |

Dates | 19 Oct 2015 → 23 Oct 2015 | [ID=710767] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | One of the most important problems in mathematical physics is the study of strongly coupled field theories of the sort we use to describe the strong interactions (QCD) and condensed matter systems (CMT). Theorists have very few tools at their disposal, each of which accompanied by its attendant limitations. Perturbative (i.e., weak coupling) computations can probe a large part of the parameter space of QCD. However, these results are valid only at temperatures well above the deconfinement temperature, and at large values of the baryon number chemical potential $mu$ in order for the QCD coupling to be small, and thus the perturbation theory valid. These exclusions limit the applicability to regions of parameter space explored in heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC. The workshop will unify themes related to the connection of AdS/CFT with QCD and condensed matter physics, for example color glass condensate and color superconductivity phase of QCD using appropriate gravity duals and the techniques from integrability. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2015/Applications15/index_e.php |

Contact | Keshav Dasgupta; Email: keshav@hep.physics.mcgill.ca |

Related subject(s) | Condensed Matter Physics and Materials; High Energy Physics, Particles and Fields |

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31.Moduli16 — Moduli spaces, integrable systems, and topological recursions |

Dates | 09 Jan 2016 → 13 Jan 2016 | [ID=710818] |

Location | Montreal, Canada |

Abstract | The computation and enumeration of invariants of moduli spaces took a sudden turn with the conjecture of Witten that they could be combined into a formal series that solved the KdV hierarchy. This conjecture, subsequently proven by Kontsevich, was motivated by considerations of quantum gravity. It was followed by a series of developments in the same direction, notably in the computation of invariants for Hurwitz spaces and for Gromov-Witten invariants, for example in the work of Okounkov and Pandharipande, tying Gromov-Witten theory to the 2-Toda hierarchy. Kontsevich's proof involved a detour through the theory of random matrices, and subsequently Eynard and Orantin proposed a vast generalization of the technique, with a wide variety of implications. The questions have physical motivations, and has advanced with the rapid mixture of calculation and heuristic reasoning which characterizes theoretical physics; mathematicians have in many but not all cases provided proof, and, it is hoped, some understanding. The theory of integrable systems seems to lie at the heart of the subject, providing a thematic link. It is fair to say, though, that the way in which it happens is still ill-understood. Indeed, so far, it is more the tools, computational devices, and actual functions that appear, rather than flows and conserved quantities. It is hoped that recent physical input, again from the theory of quantum gravity, will help develop understanding. |

Weblink | http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/2016/Moduli16/index_e.php |

Contact | D. Korotkin (Concordia Univ.)
J. Hurtubise (McGill Univ.); Email: korotkin@mathstat.concordia.ca, jacques.hurtubise@mcgill.ca |

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32.String Math 2016 |

Dates | 27 Jun 2016 → 02 Jul 2016 | [ID=565728] |

Location | Paris, France |

Abstract | The annual String Math conference, at the interface between high energy theory and mathematics. The meeting will take place at Collège de France, in the center of Paris, and will be the culmination of a math/physics programme at Institut Henri Poincaré (to be confirmed). More details will appear in due time. |

Topics | Math and Math Physics; Theory-HEP |

Weblink | http://inspirehep.net/record/1240012?ln=en |

Related subject(s) | High Energy Physics, Particles and Fields |

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