[R. Kotecky] [CTS][seminars]

Prague Phase Transitions

A three-week Graduate Course on various topics in Mathematical
Statistical Physics will be held in Prague, for the third time. Each lecturer
will present a series of 2--3 talks, on __Mathematics and Physics of Phase
Transitions__, accessible for graduate, post-doc, as well as advanced
undergraduate students.

The lectures will take place at the Center for Theoretical Study and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. In addition to 2 two-hour lectures each day, talks and seminars by post-docs and students are planned. Some additional informal activities in Prague and its surroundings will be organized in the remaining time.

**The Course starts on August 30 and runs until September
17. **

Each lecturer is going to present a minicourse consisting of up to 3 talks (a talk is be default something between 3/2-2 hours).

The tentative program:

**August 30 -- September 3 **[detailed
program]

**Thierry Bodineau** Wullf L_1 theory

**Raphael Cerf** Geometric measure theory and the proof
of the Wulff isoperimetric theorem

**Lincoln Chayes** Random clusters

**Remco van der Hofstad** Application of the lace expansion
to self-avoiding walks and oriented percolation

**Frank den Hollander** Metastability in canonical
ensembles

**Senya Shlosman** Weakly Gibbsian states

**Gordon Slade** Statistical mechanics and super-Brownian
motion

**September 6--10 **[detailed
program]

**Thierry Bodineau** Wullf L_1 theory

**Anton Bovier **Fluctuations and extremes in disordered
systems

**Lincoln Chayes** Random clusters

**Enzo Olivieri **Restricted complete analyticity,
finite size conditions and renormalization group maps

**André Verbeure **On Bose condensation

**Roberto Schonman **Percolation on graphs

**Bálint Tóth **Hyperbolic conservation
laws (An introduction through concrete examples)

**September 13--17 **[detailed
program]

**Wolfgang Koenig **Self-attracting path models and
parabolic Anderson model

**Jacek Miekisz **Statistical mechanics of evolutionary
games

**Enzo Olivieri **Restricted complete analyticity,
finite size conditions and renormalization group maps

**Charles Pfister **Selected topics in thermodynamical
probability theory

**Roberto Schonman **Percolation on graphs

Unfortunately, no financial subsistence can be provided. However, living expenses for the duration of the entire Course will be less than 600 $ (lodging will be available for about 100 $ per week, additional living costs are less than 100 $ per week).

Students interested please sign up via e-mail on the address:

Here is a page concerning the accomodation of the participants.

Last updated September 3, 1999