Mar 29 – 31, 2023
Huygens building, Radboud University
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

PosterThe idea of this workshop is to bring together mathematicians and physicists whose research features random geometry in one way or another, to share insights and open problems, and to encourage interactions between disciplines. Developments over multiple decades in physics, dating back to early investigations in string theory, and in more recent times in the mathematical fields of probability and combinatorics have demonstrated that random geometry, i.e. the search for stochastic models of (Riemannian or more general) metrics on manifolds, continues to be a source of new interesting phenomena and connections between research fields.

In physics, random geometry naturally arises in the pursuit of quantum gravity, e.g. through lattice approaches like (Causal) Dynamical Triangulations, renormalization group methods in gravity, but also in string theory, holography and the statistical physics of membranes in condensed matter. In mathematics, random geometry has been subject of study from various interconnected angles: random planar maps and their scaling limits in the form of Brownian geometry, Liouville Quantum Gravity, but also through probability measures on moduli spaces of hyperbolic surfaces and related structures. Although many insights have found their way between these fields, plenty of challenges remain that could benefit from the different perspectives that these fields provide.

Speakers

Titles and abstracts for the talks are available on the contributions page and in the timetable.

Group Photo

Group photo

Scientific organizer

 

Dutch Research Council (NWO)This workshop is supported by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) under project number 740.018.017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huygens building, Radboud University
Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen
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