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Random Shapes

Workshop II: Random Curves, Surfaces, and Transport

April 16 - 20, 2007

Schedule and Presentations

Program Poster PDF

Hotel Accommodations and Air Travel

Organizing Committee

Eli Ben-Naim (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Hans Herrmann (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
Richard Kenyon (University of British Columbia)
Bernard Sapoval (École Polytechnique)
Katepalli Sreenivasan (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics)

Scientific Background

Random curves, random surfaces and random trees exist in a variety of situations. Their structure play a dominant role in many natural phenomena and industrial applications. Examples arise in diverse areas in physics but also in respiration and irrigation problems, traffic flow and catalytic activity. This workshop will bring together mathematicians, biologists and physicists to discuss the following topics:

  • Growth of random curves and surfaces.
  • Folding, shrinking, wrinkling, and buckling of surfaces and membranes.
  • Biological membranes.
  • Fluid-fluid interfaces.
  • Complex nanostructures.
  • Theoretical and real optimal transport.
  • Search trees.
  • Properties of random trees.
  • Traffic models.
  • Transport on or towards random structures, diffusion, vibrations, theory and simulations.
  • Relation with the harmonic measure of complex structures.
  • Confined brownian bridges.

Invited Speakers

José Andrade (Federal University of Ceará)
Jayanth Banavar (Pennsylvania State University)
Martine Ben Amar (École Normale Supérieure)
Eli Ben-Naim (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Marek Biskup (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Mark Bowick (Syracuse University)
Raissa D'Souza (University of California, Davis (UC Davis))
Bertrand Duplantier (Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA))
Marcel Filoche (École Polytechnique)
Gerhard Gompper (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Denis Grebenkov (École Polytechnique)
Shlomo Havlin (Bar-Ilan University)
Hans Herrmann (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg)
Richard Kenyon (University of British Columbia)
Paul Krapivsky (Boston University)
Satya Majumdar (Université d'Orsay)
Nikolai Makarov (California Institute of Technology)
Benoit Mandelbrot (Yale University)
Robert McCann (University of Toronto)
Maria McGee (Wake Forest University)
Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))
Bernard Sapoval (École Polytechnique)
Qinglan Xia (University of California, Davis (UC Davis))
Robert Ziff (University of Michigan)
Michel Zinsmeister (Université d'Orléans)

Contact Us:

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Attn: RSWS2
460 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90095-7121
Phone: 310 825-4755
Fax: 310 825-4756
Email: ipam@ucla.edu
Website: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/rsws2/

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