Integrable systems, growth processes and KPZ universality (12w5015)


Estelle Basor (American Institute of Mathematics)

(Centre de recherches mathematiques, Universite de Montreal, and Concordia University)

Jeremy Quastel (University of Toronto)

Timo Seppalainen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

(University of California, Davis)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Integrable systems, growth processes and KPZ universality" workshop from September 23rd to September 28th, 2012.

This workshop will explore various the growth of interfaces in various models of physical relevance. These new theories emerging go beyond the classical bell shaped curve (Gaussian distribution). At this time, some aspects of these theories have been confirmed experimentally. A long term goal of this workshop is to lay the foundations for a general theory of these fluctuating growing interfaces.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).