Yuki SATO (Nagoya U & Tokuyama Coll),
Luca LIONNI (Heidelberg U),
Oleg EVNIN (Chula U & Solvay Inst Brussels),
Thiparat CHOTIBUT (Chula U),
Auttakit CHATRABHUTI (Chula U).
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Somen BHATTACHARJEE (Ashoka U), Timothy BUDD (IMAPP, Nijmegen), Benoît COLLINS (Kyoto U), Leticia CUGLIANDOLO (LPTHE, Paris), Răzvan GURĂU (U Heidelberg), Eytan KATZAV (Racah Inst, Jerusalem), Stéphane OUVRY (LPTMS, Paris),
Robert ZIFF (U Michigan).
Following a 2-year interruption we are resuming this workshop series.
The workshop will focus on mathematical physics of
discrete systems, and in particular its applications to random
geometries. Real-life motivations for such studies range from attempts
to quantize gravity to problems in condensed matter physics to
mathematical modelling of cooperative phenomena in macroscopic
communities. Some concrete directions include:
1) Discrete random geometries with applications to gravity quantization,
2) Discrete mathematical models in equilibrium and non-equilibrium
statistical physics (the Ising model and its relatives, percolation, lattice gases, etc),
3) Random matrix and tensor models,
4) Random graphs and dynamics of complex networks,
5) Topics in lattice gauge theory (especially with emphasis on
6) Conformal field theories (especially with
connections to the above subjects),
7) Discrete dynamics (cellular automata, spin chains, etc).
The talks are expected to be informal and interactive, with a substantial pedagogical component.
Former participants include
Somen BHATTACHARJEE (Ashoka U),
Wolfgang BIETENHOLZ (U Nacional Autónoma Mexico),
Valentin BONZOM (U Paris 13),
Benoît COLLINS (U Kyoto),
Leticia CUGLIANDOLO (LPTHE, Paris),
Peter FORRESTER (U Melbourne),
Elba GARCIA-FAILDE (IMJ-PRG, Sorbonne U),
Antonio GONZÁLEZ-ARROYO (IFT UAM/CSIC, Madrid),
Andrzej GÖRLICH (Jagiellonian U, Kraków),
Peter GRASSBERGER (Jülich Research Cntr),
Þórður JÓNSSON (U Iceland),
Eytan KATZAV (Hebrew U Jerusalem), Mario KIEBURG (U Melbourne),
Dmitri KRIOUKOV (Northeastern U, Boston), Yong LIN (Tsinghua U, Beijing),
Manuel LOQUIAS (Inst Math Diliman), Ian McKEAGUE (Columbia U),
Michael MOSHE (Hebrew U Jerusalem),
Ion NECHITA (LPT, Toulouse), Pierre NOLIN (City U Hong Kong),
Masaki OSHIKAWA (U Tokyo),
Stéphane OUVRY (U Paris-Sud), Marco PANERO (U Torino),
Bram PETRI (Sorbonne U),
Jørgen RASMUSSEN (U Queensland), Vincent RIVASSEAU (U Paris-Sud),
Naoki SASAKURA (Yukawa Inst, Kyoto),
Alessandro SFONDRINI (U Padova & IAS Princeton), Junichi SHIRAISHI (U Tokyo),
Sunder SETHURAMAN (U Arizona), Mikhail SHKOLNIKOV (U Geneva),
Fumihiko SUGINO (Inst Basic Sci, Daejon),
Yoshiyuki WATABIKI (Tokyo Inst Tech), Robert ZIFF (U Michigan),
Paul ZINN-JUSTIN (U Melbourne).
This workshop follows the 10th BANGKOK WORKSHOP ON HIGH-ENERGY THEORY
held at the same venue earlier in January.
PRE- AND POST-WORKSHOP RESIDENCE PROGRAM:
Participants are invited to remain in residence for informal communication and collaboration during the weeks preceeding (January 16-20) and succeeding (January 30 - February 3) the workshop. Please indicate the prospective timing of your stay during registration.
REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED.
The workshop will be held at the physics department of Chulalongkorn University
(commonly abbreviated as "Chula", pronounced choo-lah, with a stressed second syllable), Thailand's
natural science fields centrally
in the modernized Pathumwan
district of Bangkok.
Citizens of a large number
of nations (including EU, US, UK, Canada,
Korea, a number
of South-East-Asian countries and Hong Kong passport holders) enjoy visa-free
to Thailand for
up to 30 days. Some others (including India, mainland China and Taiwan
holders) can obtain a visa-on-arrival
at the airport for up to 15 days.
Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodations. Reservations should
not be difficult to make via, e.g., booking.com
or by contacting the hotels directly. Being an
of a gigantic tourist industry, Bangkok offers plentiful accommodations
at all luxury levels, priced considerably lower than the general
international standards. It should not be difficult to find housing
within 1km of the workshop location indicated on this
. A neat and clean mid-range (around 1200-1400 baht/night) hotel
within walking distance that we can recommend is Patumwan House
. Happy 3 Hotel
has been preferred by some of our participants as a somewhat more upscale alternative.
We generally advise against the luxurious corporate highrise hotels, a
few of which are located close to the university.
Climatic conditions in Bangkok are advantageous during the season of
the workshop (roughly corresponding to a pleasantly warm and sunny