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, the list 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.
|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)|
|Tselil Schramm (Harvard/MIT)|
|11/7/2018||Willhelm Schlag (Yale)|
|11/14/2018||David Gamarnik (MIT)|
|11/28/2018||Sean O’ Rourke (UC Boulder)|
|Omer Angel (UBC)|
For information on previous seminars, click here.