Network School on Random Matrices and Random Geometry

Barcelona, 16-20 April 2007
Universitat de Barcelona

The Marie Curie research and training network ENRAGE: Random Geometry and Random Matrices:
From Quantum Gravity to Econophysics
(MRTN-CT-2004-005616) is organizing a school
on the subject of Random Matrix theory and its applications, combined with a Network meeting.

The meeting will take place in the Faculty of Physics of the Universitat de Barcelona.
The school will consist in a series of lectures given by well-known experts in the field (3-4 lectures each).
There will be time for presentations by members of the network and other participants.
Please refer to the registration form if you wish to talk.

The Network School is specifically targeted to young researchers both at the pre-doctoral and
postdoctoral level. We encourage young researchers in the field to apply. Some financial support
for participants from the new member states of the EU and candidate countries is available;
please indicate if this support is needed in the registration form and you shall be contacted
by the organizers.


Schedule of lectures and presentations.
Names and e-mails of participants.
School bulletin.

Main lecturers

Gernot Akemann (Brunel University, London): Matrix models and the Dirac operator spectrum.
Jan Ambjorn (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen): D-branes in non-critical strings.
Jérémie Bouttier (CEA, Saclay): Combinatorics of discrete random surfaces
Bertrand Eynard (CEA, Saclay): Introduction to random matrices.
Marcos Mariño (CERN, Geneva): Matrix models and topological strings. Lectures (pdf)
Gordon Semenoff (UBC, Vancouver): Matrix models and BPS states.
Paul Zinn-Justin (LPTMS, Orsay): Combinatorics and integrable loop models. Lecture 1 (pdf), Lecture 2 (pdf)



Secretary of the school & meeting: Ariadna Frutos
Local organizer: Domènec Espriu
Scientific organization: J. Ambjorn, F. David, R. Emparan, D. Espriu, B. Fiol, D. Johnston.

Location of the meeting,
Facultat de Fisica, Diagonal, 647, 08028 Barcelona
Lecture room: V12M (Ground floor of the 'old building')

Accomodation
A limited number of rooms ( single and double) have been reserved in university related residences.
If you wish to make use of these rooms please indicate so in the registration form and register
as soon as possible. Requests for accommodation cannot be considered after March 20th. You can also make
your own accommodation arrangements. There is no registration fee.


Registration form
Coming from and going to the airport
Local info on Barcelona
Transportation in BCN