Statistical Mechanics on Random Structures (09w5055)


(Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

(University of Bologna)

(University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

(University of Leiden and EURANDOM, Netherlands)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Statistical Mechanics on Random Structures " workshop next week, November 15 - November 20, 2009.

The workshop will bring together many prominent senior scientists and promising young scholars in the field of probability and many-particle systems. The research theme will concentrate on new applications of theoretical physics methods to problems emerging from the study of social networks, computer networks, and hard combinatorial optimisation.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).