Random Matrix & Probability Theory Seminar

In the In the 2018-2019 AY, the Random Matrix and Probability Theory Seminar will take place on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00pm in CMSA, room G10. As the seminar will not occur on a regular weekly basis,┬áthe┬álist below will reflect the dates of the scheduled talks. Room numbers and times will be announced as the details are confirmed

The schedule will be updated as details are confirmed.

Date Speaker Title/Abstract

*Friday, 10:00am*

Yash Deshpande (MIT)
10/3/2018 Ian Jauslin (IAS) Title: Liquid Crystals and the Heilmann-Lieb model

Abstract: In 1979, O.Heilmann and E.H. Lieb introduced an interacting dimer model with the goal of proving the emergence of a nematic liquid crystal phase in it. In such a phase, dimers spontaneously align, but there is no long range translational order. Heilmann and Lieb proved that dimers do, indeed, align, and conjectured that there is no translational order. I will discuss a recent proof of this conjecture. This is joint work with Elliott H. Lieb.

10/10/2018 Afonso Bandeira (NYU
10/17/2018 Thomas Chen (UT Austin)

*Room G02*

Tselil Schramm (Harvard/MIT)
11/7/2018 Willhelm Schlag (Yale)
11/14/2018 David Gamarnik (MIT)
11/28/2018 Sean O’ Rourke (UC Boulder)

*Room G02*

Omer Angel (UBC)

For information on previous seminars, click here.

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