Organizing Committee
 Peter Grabner
Technische Universität Graz  Doug Hardin
Vanderbilt University  Arno Kuijlaars
KU Leuven  Sylvia Serfaty
New York University
Abstract
This workshop will focus on probabilistic and physical aspects of systems of interacting points: their statistical mechanics, phase transitions, and ground states. Such systems include random point processes arising in probability and statistical physics, such as random matrices, determinantal processes, zeros of random polynomials, disordered ground states, and hyperuniform systems as well as configurations satisfying a geometric or analytic optimality constraint. Special cases also involve disordered and ordered sphere packings and covering problems.
While systems of interacting particles, their free energy and crystallization properties have been studied for a long time in the statistical physics community, there has also been much activity recently, both in the random matrix community and probability communities and in the complex analysis community to understand the microscopic laws of eigenvalues of random matrices and points in betaensembles, as well as understanding and quantifying the rigidity of related random point processes and obtaining explicit formulas for correlation functions. Large point sets with quantifiable distribution properties have long played an important role also in approximation, numerical integration, and coding theory. All these communities are seldom mixing, while these topics also link with globally and locally optimal point configurations that arise in approximation theory, including their crystallization properties. A central objective would thus be to connect the probability, statistical physics, mathematical physics and approximation theory communities.
Confirmed Speakers & Participants
 Speaker
 Poster Presenter
 Attendee

Luis Daniel Abreu
Austrian Academy of Sciences

Kartick Adhikari
Indian Statistical Institute

Andrew Ahn
MIT

Ganesh Ajjanagadde
MIT

Ian Alevy
Brown University

Christine Bachoc
Université de Bordeaux

Carlos Beltran
Universidad de Cantabria (Spain)

Gerard Ben Arous
NYU

Laurent Bétermin
University of Copenhagen

Dmitriy Bilyk
University of Minnesota

Sergiy Borodachov
Towson University

Alexei Borodin
MIT

Paul Bourgade
NYU

Peter Boyvalenkov
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Johann Brauchart
Technische Universität Graz

Raphael Butez
Université Paris Dauphine

Djalil Chafai
Universite ParisDauphine

Yanlai Chen
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Henry Cohn
Microsoft Research New England

Juan Criado del Rey
University of Cantabria

Matthew de CourcyIreland
Princeton University

David de Laat
ICERM/MIT

Maria Dostert
ICERM/EPFL

Peter Dragnev
Purdue University Fort Wayne

Ioana Dumitriu
University of Washington

Mathieu Dutour Sikiric
Rudjer Boskovic Institute

Alan Edelman
MIT

Ujué Etayo
Universidad de Cantabria

Ahram Feigenbaum
Vanderbilt University

Damir Ferizovic
Graz University of Technology

Alexisz Gaal
NYU

Augusto Gerolin
University of Jyväskylä

Subhroshekhar Ghosh
National University of Singapore

Alexey Glazyrin
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Vadim Gorin
MIT

Peter Grabner
Technische Universität Graz

Alice Guionnet
ENS de Lyon

Doug Hardin
Vanderbilt University

Diane Holcomb
KTH Stockholm

Alex Iosevich
University of Rochester

Richard Kenyon
Brown University

Mihalis Kolountzakis
University of Crete

Arno Kuijlaars
KU Leuven

Woden Kusner
Vanderbilt University

Rob Kusner
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Bertrand LacroixAChezToine
Université ParisSud, Orsay, France

Wai Yeung Lam
Brown University

Thomas Leble
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Alan Legg
Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne

Norman Levenberg
University of Indiana

Zhongyang Li
University of Connecticut

Mylene Maida
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille

Giorgio Mantica
Universita' dell'Insubria

Andrei MartinezFinkelshtein
Baylor University

Ryan Matzke
University of Minnesota

Colin McSwiggen
Brown University

Elizabeth Meckes
Case Western

Philippe Moustrou
IMB, Université de Bordeaux

Cyrill Muratov
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Oleg Musin
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Akil Narayan
University of Utah

Irina Nenciu
University of Illinois

Mircea Petrache
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Leonid Petrov
University of Virginia

Igor Pritsker
Oklahoma State University

James Propp
UMass Lowell

Roman Riser
University of Haifa

Simona Rota Nodari
Université de Bourgogne

Edward Saff
Vanderbilt University

Sylvia Serfaty
New York University

Raffaello Seri
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Leila Setayeshgar
Providence College

Guilherme Silva
University of Michigan

Stefan Steinerberger
Yale University

Tetiana Stepaniuk
Graz University of Technology

Kenneth Stephenson
University of Tennessee

Maya Stoyanova
Sofia University

Robert Tichy
Graz University of Technology

Benedek Valko
University of Wisconsin  Madison

Christophe Vignat
Tulane university

Oleksandr Vlasiuk
Vanderbilt University

Yuguang Wang
ICERM/LTU/UNSW

Zili Wang
Brown University

Robert Womersley
University of New South Wales

WeiHsuan Yu
ICERM

Xufan Zhang
Brown University