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KITP Program: Stochastic Geometry and Field Theory: From Growth Phenomena to Disordered Systems (August 7 - December 15, 2006)
In partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute

Coordinators: David Ellwood, Ilya Gruzberg, Pierre Le Doussal, Andreas Ludwig, Scott Sheffield, Paul Wiegmann, Kay Wiese

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Time Speaker Title
8/09, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Gady Kozma
Weizmann Institute
Musings on Loop-erased Random Walk in Three Dimensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/10, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Andrea Cappelli
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare & KITP
Matrix Models in the Quantum Hall Effect[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 12:15 p.m. Prof. Ilya Gruzberg
University of Chicago
What is Stochastic Geometry?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
8/15, 10:00 a.m. Dr. John Imbrie
University of Virginia & KITP
What's Happening with Dimensional Reduction?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Marek Biskup
Harmonic Embedding of Graphs and Random Walk on Percolation Clusters[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Mehran Kardar
The Geometry Dependence of Fluctuation-induced Forces[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/17, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Jean-Bernard Zuber
Université Pierre et Marie Curie & KITP
Logarithmic Minimal CFT's and their Lattice Realization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 10:00 a.m. Prof. John Cardy
Oxford University & KITP
Conformal Field Theory and Random Planar Curves[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/23, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Steffen Rohde
University of Washington & KITP
SLE and Random Planar Curves[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/24, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Dima Feldman
Brown University & KITP
Detecting Fractional Statistics with Electronic Mach-Zehnder Interferometer[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/24, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Ilia Binder
University of Toronto & KITP
Multifractal Analysis of SLE[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/24, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Horacio Castillo
Ohio University & KITP
Time Reparametrization Symmetry and Fluctuations in Glassy Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/25, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Steffen Rohde
University of Washington & KITP
SLE and Random Planar Curves -- continued[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/29, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Duncan Haldane
Princeton & KITP
Generalized Fock Spaces for Quantum Hall Quasiparticles with Abelian and Non-Abelian Fractional Statistics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Federico Camia
Vrije Univ. Amsterdam & KITP
The Full Scaling Limit of (near-)critical Percolation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/30, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Scott Sheffield
Courant Institute & KITP
Conformal Loop Ensembles and the Gaussian Free Field[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/31, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Alexander Mirlin
Universität Karlsruhe & KITP
Wave Function Multifractality at Anderson Localization Transitions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/31, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Alexios Polychronakos
Higher Dimensional Bosonization: Clues from Noncommutative Geometry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/06, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Thierry Giamarchi
University of Geneva & KITP
Interfaces in Random Media[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/06, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Wolfhard Janke
University of Leipzig & KITP
Fortuin-Kasteleyn Versus Geometrical Clusters - Fractal Dimensions and Critical Exponents[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/07, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Greg Lawler
University of Chicago & KITP
The Fundamental Martingales of SLE --- Using Ito Calculus to Study the Process[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/08, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Ilya Gruzberg
University of Chicago & KITP
Critical Curves, Coulomb Gas, and Multifractal Harmonic Measure[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/11, 12:15 p.m. Prof. Greg Lawler
University of Chicago
Random Planar Curves and the Schramm-Loewner Evolution [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Michel Bauer
Stochastic Loewner Evolution and Conformal Field Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/13, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Chuck Newman
Courant Institute & KITP
Short Range Spin Glasses[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/14, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Stanislav Smirnov
Univ. de Genève
Conformal Invariance in the Ising Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/15, 10:00 a.m. Dr. David Wilson
Microsoft & KITP
Boundary Partitions for Trees and Dimers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/15, 1:30 p.m. Prof. Stanislav Smirnov
Univ. de Genève
Conformal Invariance in the Ising Model - continued[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/19, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Tom Kennedy
University of Arizona & KITP
The Length of an SLE - Monte Carlo Studies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/19, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Werner Krauth
ENS, Paris & KITP
Geometry of Non Markovian Gaussian Processes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Konstantin Efetov
Ruhr-Universität Bochum & KITP
Supersymmetry and Random Hamiltonians[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 10:00 a.m. Dr. David Wilson
Microsoft & KITP
SLE Coordinate Changes
9/21, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Michel Bauer
Multiple SLE from Conformal Field Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/26, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Giuseppe Mussardo
Off-critical Statistical Models in Two Dimensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/26, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Igor Lerner
University of Birmingham & KITP
Non-linear Sigma Model and Replica Symmetry Breaking[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 10:00 a.m. Mr. Adam Gamsa
University of Oxford & KITP
Twist Operators and Self-avoiding Loops[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 10:00 a.m. Mr. Ilia Rushkin
University of Chicago & KITP
SLE Driven by Levy Flights[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 3:00 p.m. Dr. Nikolai Makarov
Caltech & KITP
On the Theory of Coulomb Gas in 2D
9/28, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Jesper Jacobsen
Phase Diagram of the Chromatic Polynomial on Planar Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Heiko Rieger
Univ. Saarlandes & KITP
Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms for Lines and Interfaces in Random Media[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/03, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Herbert Spohn
Univ. Munchen & KITP
One-dimensional KPZ Growth and Random Matrices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Denis Bernard
2d Turbulence: an Introduction for Amateurs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Percy Deift
Random Matrix Theory: Basics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Denis Bernard
Informal Discussion: Basics of SLE[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/10, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Gregory Falkovich
Weizmann Institute & KITP
SLE in Turbulence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Konstantin Khanin
University of Toronto & KITP
Burgers Turbulence and KPZ-type Scalings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Alan Middleton
Syracuse University & KITP
Studies in the Geometry of Spin Glasses: From Fractals to SLE[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Karin Dahmen
Disordered Magnets: Is Their Non-equilibrium and Equilibrium Critical Behaviour the Same?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/17, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Marcel den Nijs
University of Washington & KITP
KPZ Type Scaling in One and Two Dimensions: the Life-time Statistics of Trapped Loops, and Polymer Localization Versus Queuing in the Asymmetric Exclusion Process[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Matthew Hastings
Review of Diffusion Limited Aggregation and Conformal Maps[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Matthias Gaberdiel
ETH Zurich & KITP
Discussion on CFT, Boundaries and Logarithms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 10:00 a.m. Dr. François David
Field Theory of the RNA Freezing Transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Akira Furusaki
Multifractality and Conformal Invariance at 2D Metal-Insulator Transition in the Spin-Orbit Symmetry Class[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Mark Mineev-Weinstein
Laplacian Growth, Hele-Shaw Flows, and DLA: an Overview of Mathematical Structures, Experimental Advances, and Major Difficulties[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 3:30 p.m. Stochastic Geometry and Field Theory Discussion on Laplacian Growth and DLA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Pierre Le Doussal
Functional RG and Freezing Transitions in Random XY Model and Anderson Localization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Alexander Abanov
Stony Brook Univ. & KITP
Dispersive Shock Waves in Interacting one Dimensional Systems[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Paul Wiegmann
University of Chicago & KITP
Singularities in Hele-Shaw Flows and Random Matrix Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Valentina Riva
Princeton & KITP
The Two Dimensional Ising Model and SLE[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 3:30 p.m. Prof. Paul Wiegmann
University of Chicago & KITP
Discussion on Hele-Shaw flows and Random Matrix Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/02, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Christopher Mudry
Paul Scherrer Inst. & KITP
Freezing Transitions in Anderson Localization[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/02, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Pierre Le Doussal
Functional RG for Disordered Elastic Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/06, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Igor Krichever
Riemann Surfaces and Integrability[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Natan Andrei
Rutgers & KITP
Quantum Impurities out of Equilibrium[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Didina Serban
Integrable Super-spin Chains and the AdS/CFT Correspondence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Christopher Mudry
Paul Scherrer Institute & KITP
Discussion: Freezing Transitions in Anderson Localization, continued[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Kay Wiese
Functional Renormalization for Disordered Systems: Basic Recipes and Gourmet Dishes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Nicolas Sourlas
Some Considerations on Phase Transitions in the Presence of Quenched Disorder[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/15, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Misha Chertkov
LANL, Nonlinear Studies & KITP
Loop Calculus in Statistical Physics and Information Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/16, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Robert Bauer
What is SLE in Multiply Connected Domains?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/21, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Christof Wetterich
Univ. Heidelberg & KITP
Functional Flow Equations for the Effective Action[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/22, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Jørgen Rasmussen
University of Melbourne & KITP
Solvable Critical Dense Polymers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/22, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Vladimir Kravtsov
Eigenfunction Multifractality and its Random-matrix Representation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/28, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Ivan Kostov
C.E. Saclay & KITP
Geometrical Critical Phenomena in 2D Quantum Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Mike Moore
University of Manchester & KITP
The Structural Glass Transition as a Spin Glass Problem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 10:00 a.m. Prof. John Harnad
University of Montreal & KITP
Tau Functions, Random Matrices, and Random Processes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 10:00 a.m. Prof. John Chalker
Oxford University & KITP
Freezing and Ordering Transitions in Classical Geometrically Frustrated Antiferromagnets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/04, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Quella
Korteweg-de Vries & KITP
Aspects of Conformally Invariant Supergroup Sigma-models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/05, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Joshua Feinberg
Technion & KITP
Introduction to Collective Field Theory with Examples[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/05, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Vladimir Yudson
Russian Academy of Science & KITP
Field Theory for Distribution Functions in Disordered Conductors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Gilles Tarjus
Univ P&M Curie & KITP
Nonperturbative Functional Renormalization Group for the Random Field O(N) Model and Related Disordered Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 10:00 a.m. Prof. André LeClair
Cornell & KITP
New Fixed Points in 3D Based on Symplectic Fermions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Markus Müller
Harvard & KITP
Universal Low Temperature Physics and Pseudogaps in Coulomb and Spin Glasses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/12, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Peter Kleban
University of Maine & KITP
CFT and Modular Forms Applied to Crossing and Connection Probabilities in Critical 2-D Percolation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/13, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Herbert Spohn
TU Muenchen & KITP
Thermal Fluctuations of a Crystal Facet-edge[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/13, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Dima Khmel'nitskii
University of Cambridge & KITP
On Anderson Localisation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/14, 10:00 a.m. Prof. Bertrand Duplantier
SLE and Quantum Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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