ICERM Semester Program on "Phase Transitions and Emergent Properties"
(February 2 - May 8, 2015)

Organizing Committee
  • Mark Bowick
    (Syracuse University)
  • Beatrice de Tiliere
    (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
  • Richard Kenyon
    (Brown University)
  • Charles Radin
    (University of Texas)
  • Peter Winkler
    (Dartmouth College)

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Introduction

Emergent phenomena are properties of a system of many components which are only evident or even meaningful for the collection as a whole. A typical example is a system of many molecules, whose bulk properties may change from those of a fluid to those of a solid in response to changes in temperature or pressure. The basic mathematical tool for understanding emergent phenomena is the variational principle, most often employed via entropy maximization. The difficulty of analyzing emergent phenomena, however, makes empirical work essential; computations generate conjectures and their results are often our best judge of the truth.

The semester will include three workshops that will concentrate on di fferent aspects of current interest, including unusual settings such as complex networks and quasicrystals, the onset of emergence as small systems grow, and the emergence of structure and shape as limits in probabilistic models. The workshops will (necessarily) bring in researchers in combinatorics and probability as well as statistical physics and related areas. We aim to have experimental contributors for workshops 1 and 2 where we will highlight the comparison between computational and theoretical modeling and the real world. This will be combined with computational modules for the student participants.




Associated Events & Information

This page will show upcoming seminars that will be scheduled by organizers, speakers, and participants of the Spring 2015 semester program. Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged for these seminars. Please check back regularly for updates.

We provide an iCal link for those attendees who wish to sync their own devices and/or calendars to our schedule.


MondayFebruary 2, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break - Semester Opening Participant Meet and Greet11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayFebruary 3, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecutre Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:30Stochastic quantum integrable systems, part IIIvan Corwin, Columbia University, Clay Mathematics Institute, Institute Henri Poincare, Packard Foundation11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:30 - 7:00Semester Program Opening Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

WednesdayFebruary 4, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
1:45 - 2:00ICERM Director Welcome and Orientation11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:00 - 3:30Graduate Student and Postdoc Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break with Open problem sessionOrganized by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayFebruary 5, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayFebruary 6, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:30 - 10:30Simulation discussion sessionOrganized by Rastko Sknepnek, University of Dundee 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayFebruary 9, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
8:30 - 8:55Registration11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:10Theme of workshopCharles Radin, University of Texas11th Floor Lecture Hall
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9:10 - 10:10Densest packing of, and on, Euclidean spheresNoam Elkies, Harvard University 11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:10 - 10:40Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:40 - 11:10Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:10Impromptu Discussion of Statistical FormalismCharles Radin, University of Texas11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:10 - 12:40Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:20Break for Lunch
2:20 - 3:00The role of symmetry in sphere packing in high dimensionsHenry Cohn, Microsoft (New England)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:00 - 3:30Short Break
3:30 - 4:10The fluid-solid phase transition on a curved surfaceVinothan Manoharan, Harvard University 11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:30 - 6:00Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayFebruary 10, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Syntactic methods in continuous combinatoricsAlexander Razborov, University of Chicago11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collabortive Space
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University10th Floor Classroom
11:00 - 12:00Multipodal phases in graphsLorenzo Sadun, University of Texas11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 12:30Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:10Break for Lunch
2:10 - 2:40Fixed-energy harmonic functionsRichard Kenyon, Brown University 11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:40 - 2:50Short Break
2:50 - 3:20Harmonic pinnacles in the discrete Gaussian modelEyal Lubetzky, New York University 11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:20 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:50 - 4:20Random walk on the random graphYuval Peres, Microsoft (Redmond)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:20 - 4:30Short Break
4:30 - 5:00Various types of phase transitions in extremal graph theoryMiklos Simonovits, Hungarian Academy of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayFebruary 11, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Non-equilibrium solidsGiulio Biroli, CEA Saclay11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 10:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:50 - 11:50Aperiodic tilingsBoris Solomyak, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:50 - 12:20Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:20 - 1:40Break for Lunch
1:40 - 2:10Poster Session11th Floor Lecture Hall and Collabortive Space
2:10 - 2:40How the Ising crystal growsSenya Shlosman, Aix-Marseille University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:40 - 2:50Short Break
2:50 - 3:20Characterizing extremal limitsOleg Pikhurko, University of Warwick11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:20 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:50 - 4:20Universal behavior near Erdoes-RenyiLorenzo Sadun, University of Texas11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:20 - 4:30Short Break
4:30 - 5:00Problems on convergent sequences of dense graphsVera Sos, Hungarian Academy of Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
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ThursdayFebruary 12, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Other transitions in statistical physics and beyond- from the liquid-gas transition to the representation of space in the brainRemi Monasson, Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University10th Floor Classroom
11:00 - 12:00The Phases of Hard Sphere SystemsVeit Elser, Cornell University
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12:00 - 12:30Discussion Period11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:10Break for Lunch
2:10 - 2:40Phase transitions in models of quasicrystalsDavid Aristoff, Colorado State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:40 - 2:50Short Break
2:50 - 3:20Asymptotics for sparse exponential graph modelsMei Yin, University of Denver11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:00 - 3:10Post Doc & Grad Student Group Photos11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:20 - 3:25Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:25 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:50 - 4:20Lattices, packings and energy minimizationAbhinav Kumar, SUNY Stony Brook11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:20 - 4:30Short Break
4:30 - 5:00Large deviations in random graphsYufei Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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FridayFebruary 13, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:30Discussion PeriodTopics determined from previous talks11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:00 - 12:30Discussion PeriodTopics determined from previous talks11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:10Break for Lunch
2:10 - 2:40L^p theory of sparse graph limitsJennifer Chayes, Microsoft (New England)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:40 - 2:50Short Break
2:50 - 3:20Applications of L^p theory of sparse graph limitsChristian Borgs, Microsoft (New England)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:20 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:50 - 4:20Phase transitions in tilings constructed from stationary fusion rulesNatalie Frank, Vassar College11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:30 - 5:00Crystallization of hard shapes- from disks to tetrahedraMichael Engel, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall

MondayFebruary 16, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayFebruary 17, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
2:30 - 3:30IT TutorialIsani Cayetano, Technical Support Coordinator 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

WednesdayFebruary 18, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayFebruary 19, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayFebruary 20, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development Roundtable: Ethics in Research IMandatory for NSF supported postdocs and graduate students.11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 11:00Simulation SessionLed by Rastko Sknepnek, University of Dundee 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:0011th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayFebruary 23, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayFebruary 24, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar- 3D domino tilingsNicolau Saldanha, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayFebruary 25, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayFebruary 26, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:15 - 10:25ICERM Participant Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:00 - 3:00Postdoc and Graduate Student Seminar11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00The Mathematics of Bell RingingAlexander Holroyd and Emily Russell11th Floor Lecture Hall
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FridayFebruary 27, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development Roundtable: Ethics in ResearchMandatory for NSF supported postdocs and graduate students.11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 11:00Simulation SessionLed by Rastko Sknepnek, University of Dundee 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayMarch 2, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayMarch 3, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research SeminarTBA11th Floor Lecture Hall

WednesdayMarch 4, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth 11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayMarch 5, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:00 - 3:00Postdoc and Graduate Student Seminar11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayMarch 6, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development Roundtable: Applications11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 11:00Simulation SessionLed by Rastko Sknepnek, University of Dundee 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayMarch 9, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayMarch 10, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar- Long range order for random colourings on planar graphsRoman Kotecky, University of Warwick11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayMarch 11, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth10th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayMarch 12, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:00 - 3:00Postdoc and Graduate Student Seminar11th Floor Conference Room
3:00 - 3:10Semester Postdoc & Grad Student Photos11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayMarch 13, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development Roundtable: Hiring11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 11:00Simulation SessionLed by Rastko Sknepnek, University of Dundee; Presentation by David Aristoff, Colorado State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayMarch 16, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
8:30 - 8:55ICERM Workshop Registration: Small Clusters, Polymer Vesicles and Unusual Minima11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:10Theme of workshopMark Bowick, Syracuse University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:10 - 10:10Clusters with Short-range Interactions- a TutorialMiranda Holmes-Cerfon, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:10 - 10:40Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:40 - 11:10Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:10 - 12:10Shape selection in frustrated elastic sheetsEran Sharon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:10 - 12:40Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:20Break for Lunch
2:20 - 2:50From smooth manifolds to faceted polyhedra, and back L. Mahadevan, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:30The physics and geometry of colloidal sphere clustersVinothan Manoharan, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Lecture Hall
4:00 - 5:00Self-assembly with shaped particlesSharon Glotzer, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayMarch 17, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Topology and SingularitiesRobert Hardt, Rice University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:25 - 10:30Workshop Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University10th Floor Classroom
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 12:00Topology of Broken Translational SymmetryRandy Kamien, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 12:30Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch
2:30 - 3:00On vector-valued singular perturbation problems involving potentials vanishing on curves.Itai Shafrir, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:10 - 3:40Nonspherical Bubble ClustersJohn Sullivan, TU Berlin11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:40 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:30Dr. Wrinkle and Mr. Hyde- directing pattern formation in anisotropic elastic filmsElisabetta Matsumoto, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayMarch 18, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Exploring the Energy Landscapes of Clusters and Unusual MinimaDavid Wales, Cambridge University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 12:30Poster Session11th Floor Lecture Hall and Collaborative Space
12:30 - 2:15Break for Lunch
2:15 - 2:45Metastability, Spectra, and Eigencurrents of Lennard-Jones ClustersMaria Cameron, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:00 - 3:30Numerical Methods and Uniqueness for the Canham-Helfrich Model of BiomembranesThomas Yu, Drexel University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:50 - 4:20Geometric frustration in twisted filament assemblies- Non-euclidean packing and morphology of self-limiting bundlesGreg Grason, University of Massachusetts11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:30 - 5:00Random Organization, Hyperuniformity and Photonic BandgapPaul Chaikin, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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ThursdayMarch 19, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Flavors of Rigidity for Sticky SpheresRobert Connelly, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University10th Floor Classroom
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 12:00The Duality between Floppy and Rigid Modes in the Jamming-Unjamming TransitionsGustavo During, Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Catolica de Chile11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:00 - 12:30Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:15Break for Lunch
2:15 - 2:45EASAL- efficient atlasing, search and analysis of assembly landscapes under short-ranged potentials using geometrization, stratification and Cayley convexification.Meera Sitharam, University of Florida11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:55 - 3:25Counting degrees of freedom in periodic frameworksLouis Theran, Aalto University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:25 - 3:50Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:50 - 4:20Topological soft matter- from linkages to kinksBryan Chen, Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics, Leiden University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:30 - 5:00Dislocation modes and buckling in topological metamaterialsJayson Paulose, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
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FridayMarch 20, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Inverse problems / packing&information theoryHenry Cohn, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:00 - 12:30Having a ball with sphere parking. Beth Chen, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 2:30Tangent Unit-Vector Fields for Liquid Crystals and NanoparticlesDr Apala Majumdar, University of Bath, United Kingdom11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:30 - 3:00Unusual Minima on Curved SurfacesMark Bowick, Syracuse University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 3:30Discussion period11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayMarch 23, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayMarch 24, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar - Self-avoiding Walk and Connective ConstantZhongyang Li, University of Connecticut11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayMarch 25, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayMarch 26, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:00 - 3:00Postdoc and Graduate Student Seminar11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar - Complex structure of simply described graph limitsDaniel Kral, University of Warwick11th Floor Lecture Hall
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FridayMarch 27, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:00 - 11:00Simulation SessionLed by Rastko Sknepnek, University of Dundee 11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayMarch 30, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayMarch 31, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

WednesdayApril 1, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth 11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:30 - 5:30Research Seminar - Chip-firing modelsCaroline Klivans, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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ThursdayApril 2, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:00 - 3:00Postdoc and Graduate Student Seminar11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayApril 3, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development Roundtable: Papers11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayApril 6, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayApril 7, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar - Polyhedra as Ground States of Liquid Crystalline ShellsMark Bowick, Syracuse University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayApril 8, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayApril 9, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:00 - 3:00Postdoc and Graduate Student Seminar11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayApril 10, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 10:00Professional Development Roundtable: Grants11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayApril 13, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
8:30 - 8:55Limit Shapes Workshop Registration11th Floor Collaborative Space
8:55 - 9:00WelcomeICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:00 - 9:45The limit shape of random SU(3) representationsDan Romik, University of California, Davis11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Stochastic quantum integrable systemsIvan Corwin, Columbia University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Solving interacting particle systems by Fourier-like transformsLeonid Petrov, University of Virginia11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:30Break for Lunch
2:30 - 3:15Limit shapes for interacting particle systems and their universal fluctuationsPatrick Ferrari, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Limit shapes in the Schur processDan Betea, Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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5:00 - 6:30Welcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayApril 14, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Circles in the SandLionel Levine, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15TBACharles Smart, Cornell University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15The limit shape of the Abelian Sandpile identityAndrea Sportiello, Université de Paris XIII (Paris-Nord), CNRS and LIPN11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 2:45Small-particle limits in a regularized Laplacian random growth modelAmanda Turner, University of Lancaster11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:50 - 3:15SIR epidemics on random graphs with a given degree sequenceMalwina Luczak, Queen Mary University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break1th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:25The Shape of IceKari Eloranta, Aalto University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:30 - 4:55Perfect sampling algorithm for Schur processesMirjana Vuletic, University of Massachusetts11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayApril 15, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45An effective model of facets formation.Dimitry Ioffe, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Asymptotic 'inner shape' of a deformed gradient Gibbs field.Roman Kotecky, University of Warwick11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Height fluctuations in interacting dimersFabio Toninelli, Université Claude-Bernard (Lyon I)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 12:40Group Photo in Lecture Hall11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:40 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 2:25Plane partitions with 2-periodic weightsSevak Mkrtchyan, University of Rochester11th Floor Lecture Hall
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2:30 - 2:55The full extremal process of the discrete Gaussian free field in 2D.Oren Louidor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:00 - 4:15Poster Session and Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Lecture Hall and Collaborative Space

ThursdayApril 16, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Escape from metastable states in Markovian systemsAlessandra Bianchi, Università di Padova11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
10:30 - 11:15Metastability and interface motion in disordered mediaThierry Bodineau, École Polytechnique11th Floor Lecture Hall
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11:30 - 12:15Subgaussian Rates of Convergence in First Passage PercolationKen Alexander, University of Southern California11th Floor Lecture Hall
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12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch
2:00 - 2:25The Greedy Independent Set in a Random Graph with Given DegreesGraham Brightwell, London School of Economics and Political Science11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:30 - 3:15Gradient Gibbs measures with disorderCodina Cotar, University College London11th Floor Lecture Hall
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3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 4:45Central Limit Theorem for discrete log-gasesVadim Gorin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
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FridayApril 17, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
9:00 - 9:45Shape continuity theorems in percolationEviatar Procaccia, University of California, Los Angeles11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:00 - 10:45Statistical mechanics via asymptotics of symmetric functionsGreta Panova, University of Pennsylvania11th Floor Lecture Hall
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10:45 - 11:15Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
11:15 - 12:00The Z-invariant massive Laplacian on isoradial graphs.Beatrice deTiliere, Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:15 - 1:00Arctic curves for the-six vertex model on generic domainsFilippo Colomo, National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)11th Floor Lecture Hall
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1:00 - 2:30Break for Lunch
2:30 - 2:55Minimum mean weighted cycles on randomly weighted graphs.David Wilson, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 5:00Discussion11th Floor Lecture Hall and Collaborative Space

MondayApril 20, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:00 - 4:00Research Seminar - Toggle group actions, applications, and abstractionJessica Striker, North Dakota State University11th Floor Lecture Hall
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4:00 - 4:30Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:30 - 5:30Clay Fellow Senior Talk - Packing Space with Regular TetrahedraJeffrey Lagarias, University of Michigan
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TuesdayApril 21, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University10th Floor Classroom
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

WednesdayApril 22, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth10th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break10th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayApril 23, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University10th Floor Classroom
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar - Statistical mechanics on the Cayley tree and the Lobachevsky planeSenya Shlosman, Aix-Marseille University10th Floor Classroom
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FridayApril 24, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayApril 27, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayApril 28, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar- Can rods pack space more densely than disks pack in the plane?Wöden Kusner, TU Graz11th Floor Lecture Hall
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WednesdayApril 29, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:30Problem Session Led by Peter Winkler, Dartmouth11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayApril 30, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
2:00 - 3:00Postdoc and Graduate Student Seminar11th Floor Conference Room
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space
4:00 - 5:00Research Seminar- The square root law and the structure of finite ringsJonathan Pakianathan, University of Rochester11th Floor Lecture Hall
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FridayMay 1, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

MondayMay 4, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

TuesdayMay 5, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
10:30 - 11:50Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics (ongoing semester course)Richard Kenyon, Brown University10th Floor Classroom
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

WednesdayMay 6, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:30Open Problem Session 11th Floor Collaborative Space
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

ThursdayMay 7, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

FridayMay 8, 2015
TimeDescriptionSpeakerLocationAbstractsSlides
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space

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Spring 2015 Semester Workshops

DatesTitleOrganizers
Feb 9-13, 2015Crystals, Quasicrystals and Random Networks Mark Bowick, Persi Diaconis, Charles Radin, Peter Winkler
March 16-20, 2015Small Clusters, Polymer Vesicles and Unusual Minima Mark Bowick, Michael Brenner, Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Robert Kusner, Charles Radin
April 13-17, 2015Limit shapes Marek Biskup, Alexei Borodin, Béatrice de Tilière, Richard Kenyon, Senya Shlosman