Reading seminar on integrable probability in Spring 2017


In the Spring 2017 me and Axel Saenz will continue with the Integrable Probability Reading Seminar. This time the topic will be “From random tilings to Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality.” In terms of content, this is not a continuation of the Fall’s seminar. In the Spring, the seminar’s aim is to give a user-friendly introduction to modern and rapidly developing topics in probability theory with connections to combinatorics, algebra, representation theory on one side, and statistical physics and many other applications on the other side.

Material covered in this seminar is based on the surveys arxiv.org/abs/1106.1596, arxiv.org/abs/1212.3351, arxiv.org/abs/1310.8007, and other recent works discussing additional topics and details. The format of the seminar will have presentations by participants interlaced with occasional talks by me and Axel Saenz, depending on the level of participants’ activity. We are also open to having outside speakers if they’re in town.


Seminar on integrable probability

Spring 2017: From random tilings to Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality

Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm, Kerchof 128


Schedule of meetings

  1. January 23, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Leo Petrov — Introduction to counting domino tilings • Notes (6 MB)

  2. January 30, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Arun Kannan and Muthu Chidambaram — Representations of finite groups

  3. February 6, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Axel Saenz — Representations and characters of $U(N)$

  4. February 13, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Collin Berman — From representations of $U(N)$ to counting lozenge tilings

  5. February 20, 2017

    NO MEETING

  6. February 27, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Peter Dillery — Asymptotics of random lozenge tilings

  7. March 6, 2017

    NO MEETING, SPRING BREAK

  8. March 13, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Muthu Chidambaram — Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process

  9. March 20, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Leo Petrov — Solving TASEP • Notes (14 MB)

  10. March 27, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Axel Saenz — Asymptotics of TASEP

  11. April 3, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Axel Saenz — Asymptotics of TASEP 2

  12. April 10, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Arun Kannan — q-TASEP

  13. April 17, 2017, 3:30pm in Ker 128

    Peter Dillery — TASEP and Robinson-Schensted-Knuth

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