5th Bangkok Workshop on Discrete Geometry, Dynamics and Statistics, January 23-27, 2023, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

ORGANIZERS: 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 analytic approaches),
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.

Previous workshops: 2020 2019 2018 2017

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.


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.



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 leading school in natural science fields centrally located in the modernized Pathumwan district of Bangkok.


Citizens of a large number of nations (including EU, US, UK, Canada, Japan, Korea, a number of South-East-Asian countries and Hong Kong passport holders) enjoy visa-free entry to Thailand for up to 30 days. Some others (including India, mainland China and Taiwan passport 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 other similar sites, or by contacting the hotels directly. Being an epicenter 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 map. 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 summer in temperate countries).