Workshop on

Stochastic-geometric and combinatorial ideas in statistical mechanics

Göteborg, June 21-25, 2004.

This workshop will take place on June 21-25, 2004 at the Nordic School of Public Health in Göteborg, Sweden. The program will focus (mainly) on the topics indicated in the title, and will contain invited talks only. Talks will begin in the morning of Monday, June 21 (so participants are normally expected to arrive Saturday or Sunday), and the program ends on Friday, June 25, before lunchtime. See the detailed schedule below.

There is no conference fee. Hotel and meals will be arranged at a total cost of around 800 SEK (100 EUR) per day. The deadline for registrations passed on May 1.

The workshop is an official satellite conference of the Fourth European Congress of Mathematics, which takes place in Stockholm, beginning two days after the workshop. Stockholm is an easy three-hour train ride away from Göteborg.

The workshop is financed by the European Science Foundation programme RDSES (Phase Transitions and Fluctuation Phenomena for Random Dynamics in Spatially Extended Systems) and by the Stochastic Centre at Chalmers.

Final schedule:

Sunday, June 20
19.00 Dinner
Monday, June 21
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.45-10.00 A few words of welcome
10.00-10.45 Senya Shlosman Combinatorics, statistical mechanics, and the Internet [Paper]
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 Roman Kotecký Birth of the equilibrium droplet
12.00-15.30 Lunch followed by break
15.30-16.00 Coffee
16.00-16.45 Nina Gantert Deviations of random walk in random scenery
17.00-17.45 Jacob van den Berg The one-dimensional self-organized critical forest-fire model revisited
19.00 Dinner
Tuesday, June 22
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-9.45 Charles Newman Remarks on continuum scaling limits in two dimensions
10.00-10.45 Emilio De Santis Upper bounds of spectral gaps for Glauber and Swendsen-Wang dynamics in the Ising model
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 Christian Maes The Potts model built on sand [Paper]
12.00-15.30 Lunch followed by break
15.30-16.00 Coffee
16.00-16.45 Alexander Holroyd A stable marriage of Poisson and Lebesgue
17.00-17.45 Roberto Fernandez Birth-and-death processes in random environment
19.00 Dinner
Wednesday, June 23
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-9.45 Vladas Sidoravicius Growth in random environment
10.00-10.45 Fabio Martinelli Glauber dynamics on trees: boundary conditions and mixing times [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Paper 3]
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 Roland Häggkvist The Ising model as I reckon it
12.00-19.00 Lunch followed by free afternoon!
19.00 Dinner
20.00 (Meeting of the RDSES steering group.)
Thursday, June 24
8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-9.45 Remco van der Hofstad Random subgraphs of finite graphs
10.00-10.45 Bernard Nienhuis Correlations for critical percolation on cylinders and strips
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 Russ Lyons Asymptotic enumeration of spanning trees via traces and random walks
12.00-15.30 Lunch followed by break
15.30-16.00 Coffee
16.00-16.45 Gerard Ben Arous A phase transition at the edge of random spectra
17.00-17.45 Silke Rolles Recent progress on reinforced random walks [Paper]
19.00 Conference dinner
Friday, June 25
8.00-9.00 Breakfast at NOVOTEL
9.30-10.15 Tom Liggett Stationary distributions for exclusion processes in one and higher dimensions [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
10.30-11.15 Wendelin Werner Brownian loop-soups and conformal field theory

Arrival instructions and other practical information

Tourism suggestions

For more information, contact either of the organizers Olle Häggström and Jeff Steif.

Last modified: Thu Nov 13 11:13:10 MET 2003