Workshop on Random Geometry and Random Matrices


Start time: September 3, 2014

Ends on: September 4, 2014

Location: São Paulo, Brazil



Bergfinnur Durhuus (Copenhagen), Diego Trancanelli (USP), Stefan Zohren (PUC – Rio de Janeiro)

International Advisory Committee:

Gernot Akemann (Bielefeld), John Wheater (Oxford), Luiz Renato Fontes (USP), Renate Loll (Nijmegen), Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA)

Confirmed Participants:

  • Jakob Björnberg (Uppsala
  • Zdzislaw Burda (Krakow)
  • Nadav Drukker (London)
  • Blai Garolera (Barcelona)
  • João Gomes (Cambridge)
  • Andrzej Görlich (Copenhagen)
  • Thordur Jonsson (Iceland)
  • George Napolitano (Lund)
  • Andre Nock (Queen Mary, London)
  • Ricardo Schiappa (Lisbon)
  • Thomas Vallier (Helsinki)
  • Maria Eulalia Vares (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Nicholas Simm (Queen Mary, London)


Following the ICTP-SAIFR School on Random Geometry and Random Matrices, this two-day workshop will host a series of talks on recent progress on research in random geometry and random matrices. The topics include applications to string theory and quantum gravity, statistical physics and probability theory. Participants can either choose to register for the school which automatically includes participation in the workshop or just apply for the workshop. Applicants can submit an abstract for a poster or short talk. There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for local support. This event received support from the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) for the participation of Nordic scientists.

Registration deadline: August 4




List of Participants and Speakers:  Updated on August 22

Workshop Program: (You can download the program here)

START END Wednesday 3 Thursday 4
9:45 10:45  Bootstrap percolation on the random graph G_np
 Universal distribution of Lyapunov exponents for products of Ginibre matrices
 10:45  11:15  Coffee break  Coffee break
 11:15  12:15 Local limits of random bipartite planar maps and random trees
 Touring the resurgent structure of random matrices and strings
 12:15  14:00  Lunch  Lunch
 14:00  15:00  IFT Colloquium (Drukker)  Simplicial quantum gravity in four dimensions
15:00 15:30  Coffee break  Phase transitions in layered systems
 15:30  16:00  Quantum gravity and exact holography
 16:00  16:30  Coffee break
 16:30  17:30 Statistics of K-Matrices in Quantum Chaotic Scattering
 Ising model on random planar Lorentzian triangulation
 17:30  18:30  Applied localization
Mesoscopic spectral statistics and the fractional Brownian motion process with H=0