Randomness and Quasiperiodicity in Mathematical Physics (24w5237)


(Texas A&M University)

David Damanik (Rice University)

Constanza Rojas-Molina (CY Cergy Paris Universite)

(Queen Mary Univerisity of London)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Randomness and Quasiperiodicity in Mathematical Physics" workshop in Banff from January 14 - 19, 2024.

Random and quasiperiodic structures have been the center of active research since the late 1970s, as part of the
broader theory of ergodic operators which developed, motivated by the the study of electronic properties in materials. Ergodic operators give a common framework to both fields, allowing for close interactions and mutually beneficial exchanges between the two subareas, both in terms of phenomena and techniques.

In recent years there have been numerous exciting developments in each of the subareas and hence it is an excellent time to foster new interactions and exchanges of ideas.

The aim of this workshop is to bridge these topics with random matrix theory and statistical mechanics, which we believe to have significant potential for inspiring new developments in the field of random and quasiperiodic systems.

This workshop will bring together leading experts and promising junior researchers with interests in the study of the effects of randomness, quasiperiodicity, or other stationary environments of physical interest.
Participants will be encouraged to explore common features and methods; to learn from each other. This event intends to promote new ways of cross-fertilization between these fields as well as closely related ones such as random matrices and statistical mechanics.

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 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and Alberta Technology and Innovation.