
Integrable Systems, Random Matrices, and
Applications
Courant
Institute of Mathematical
Sciences
New York
University, New
York, NY
May 22  26, 2006
Conference in honor of Percy Deift´s
60th birthday
Support by the American
Institute of Mathematics, the Courant Institute of Mathematical
Sciences, and the National Science Foundation
The Courant Institute is at 251
Mercer Street in Manhattan
between 4th and 3rd Streets.

DATES,
TIMES, AND LOCATION 
The conference will be
held at the Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New
York University from May 22 through May 26 of 2006.
The talks will take place at the Courant
Institute, which is located
at 251
Mercer Street (corner of Mercer Street and West 4th Street) in
Manhattan.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 
Jinho
Baik, Thomas Kriecherbauer, LuenChau Li, Ken McLaughlin,
Peter Sarnak,
Carlos Tomei, and Xin Zhou
If you have any question, please feel free to
contact us.

SPEAKERS 
Mark Ablowitz, UC Boulder:
Integrable Systems:
Painlev'e  Chazy  Ramanujan
Michael Aizenman, Princeton:
Green function
fluctuations and spectral properties of random operators
Eitan Bachmat, BenGurion University:
Airplane boarding,
spacetime geometry and RMT
Gerard Ben Arous, Courant:
Edges of random
spectra and Free Extreme Values
Tony Bloch, Univ. Michigan:
Integrable Geodesic
Flows on Manifolds
Alexei Borodin, Caltech:
Periodic Schur
process
Persi Diaconis, Stanford:
Method of Miracles
Ioana Dumitriu, UC Berkeley:
Concentration
results for $beta$Hermite and $beta$Laguerre ensembles
Patrik Ferrari, TU Munich:
Polynuclear growth
on a flat substrate and edge scaling of GOE eigenvalues
Athanassios Fokas, Cambridge:
The dbar method,
imaging and integrability in 3+1 and 4+2
Dimitri Gioev, University of Rochester:
Entanglement
entropy of fermions in any dimension and the Widom conjecture
Tamara Grava, SISSA:
Numerical solution
of the small dispersion limit of the KdV, Whitham and Painleve' equations
Rainer Hempel, TU Braunschweig:
Eigenvalues in gaps
of the essential spectrum: an overview
Alexander Its, IUPUI:
On the asymptotic
analysis of the distribution functions of the random matrix theory
Kurt Johansson, KTH Stockholm:
On some special
growth models
Thomas Kappeler, Univ. Zurich:
Hamiltonian
pertubations of the Toda lattice
Arno Kuijlaars, KU Leuven:
Steepest descent
analysis of the RiemannHilbert problem for multiple Hermite polynomials
Doron Lubinsky, Georgia Tech:
Orthogonal and
Biorthogonal Polynomials
Andrei
MartinezFinkelshtein, Univ. Almeria:
Szego polynomials
for analytic weights: the RiemannHilbert
approach
Peter Miller, U. Michigan:
The Semiclassical
Focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation
Pierre
van Moerbeke, Univ.
Louvain and
Brandeis:
Critical infinite 
dimensional diffusions and nonlinear equations
Charles Newman, Courant Institute:
The scaling limit
of critical percolation in two dimensions
Viktor
Novokshenov, Institute of Math.,
Russian Acad. Sci.:
Asymptotics in the
complex plane of the third Painleve transcendent
Andrei Okounkov, Princeton:
Beyond random
matrices
Leonid Pastur, Institute of Low Temperatures,
Kharkiv:
Limiting Laws of
Linear Eigenvalue Statistics for Hermitian Matrix Models
Peter Sarnak, Princeton:
Random Matrix
Theory and Zeta Functions
Barry Simon, Caltech:
Spectral Theory of
Orthogonal Polynomials with Perturbed Periodic Coefficients
Tom Spencer, IAS:
Supersymmetric
models of band random matrices
Toufic Suidan, UC Santa Cruz:
Random Matrix
Central Limit Theorems for Nonintersecting Random Walks
Carlos
Tomei, PUC, Rio de Janeiro:
TBA
Alexander
Tovbis, U. Central
Florida:
Semiclassical
limit for focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation
Harold Widom, UC Santa Cruz:
Asymptotics of some
solutions to the cylindrical Toda equations
Xin Zhou, Duke University:
TBA

POSTERS 
Robert Buckingham:
Exact scattering
data for the semiclassical sineGordon equation
Tom
Claeys:
Universality of the
double scaling limit in random matrix ensembles
Filippo Colomo:
Square ice,
alternating sign matrices and orthogonal polynomials
Evi Daems:
Nonintersecting
Brownian Motions
Jesus Sanchez Dehesa:
Information
entropies of orthogonal polynomials
Patrick Desrosiers:
Multiple functions and asymptotic correlations for perturbed random matrix ensembles
Jeffery Difranco:
Gibbs Phenomenon for the Defocusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation
Maurice Duits:
Painlev'e I
asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials with respect to a quartic
potential; a RiemannHilbert approach
Peter
Eichelsbacher:
Ordered random walks
Saugata Ghosh:
Generalized
ChristoffelDarboux formula for skeworthogonal polynomials and random
matrix theory
Rafael Hernandez Heredero:
The Backlund
transformation of the complex Toda lattice (with D. Barios Rolania)
Akhtam Khatamov:
On the Best Polynomial Approximations of
Functions in Many Real Variables
Christian Klein:
Numerical Study
of oscillatory Regions in KP Solutions
Thomas
Kriecherbauer:
Universality for
orthogonal and symplectic Laguerretype ensembles
Ken
McLaughlin:
Applications of a complete asymptotic expansion of the partition function
Sandrine
Peche:
The largest
eigenvalue of some Deformed Random Matrix Ensembles
Michael
Stolz:
Random matrices,
symmetric spaces, and mesoscopic physics
Arthur Vartanian:
Variational
Problems Associated with the Asymptotic Study of General Orthogonal
Rational Functions: The RiemannHilbert Problem Approach
Hugo Woerdeman:
Interlacing
Property of Roots of Certain Biorthogonal Polynomials

CONFERENCE FORMAT 
There will be approximately 30 talks of 45
minutes length each,
from the areas of integrable systems, random matrices,
spectral theory, probability and statistics, approximation
theory and number theory.
In addition we will have sessions for the presentation of
posters and for the discussion of future directions of research.
Those who wish to give a talk or to present a poster should
indicate this on the registration form, which has to be
submitted before MARCH 1, 2006.
The program of the conference will be available by the end of March.
If you have any question, please feel free to
contact us.

PARKING 
Please check here
for details on parking garages close to the Courant Institute. 
Two blocks of reservations have been made for participants:
NYU Dorms
NYU Club Quarters in lower Manhattan.
See Accomodations
for details.


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