International workshop
Universality
and Scaling Limits in Probability and Statistical Mechanics
August 30 – September 3, 2010, @ Hokkaido University
Contents
1.
Summary
2.
Venue
3.
Time frame
Universality is an
important notion often associated with phase transitions and critical phenomena. It appears not only in statistical
physics, but in probability as well.
An invariance principle for simple random walk on different transitive
lattices is an example: their scaling limits are the same Brownian motion. We are getting better understanding of
the notion in two dimensions and in dimensions higher than the uppercritical
dimension, but are still almost ignorant in our three dimensions, in
particular. It is due to the lack
of knowledge in dealing with a system of strongly correlated random variables. It is therefore of great importance to develop
any kinds of methodologies to foster our knowledge, no matter whether they are
related or not so directly related to universality or scaling limits, and to do
so, we must get together and share ideas about potential problems.
The aim of this
workshop is to invite active researchers and Ph.D students from various countries,
have them present their work (in progress) or ambitious future problems, and most
importantly, get to know each other better in summer Hokkaido!
This workshop is a
satellite meeting of the 34^{th}
Conference on SPA in Osaka from Sept 6 – 10, 2010. It is supported in part by the startup
fund of LStation at Hokkaido University, in part by the JSPS GrantinAid for
Young Scientists (B), and in part by the JSPS GrantinAid for Scientific
Research (A) (PI: Professor Shigeki Aida of Tohoku University).
Science Bldg. #3,
Room 205 (see the campus
map)
3.
Time frame (40min/talk, free Wednesday afternoon)
An opening
address will begin at 9:30 on August 30.

Aug. 30 
Aug. 31 
Sept. 1 
Sept. 2 
Sept. 3 
9:40
– 10:20 

10:30 – 11:10 

11:20 – 12:00 

12:00 – 15:00 
Break 
Break 
Free 
Break 
Free 
15:00 – 15:40 
Free 
Free 

15:50 – 16:30 
Free 
Free 

16:40 – 17:20 
Free 
Free 
Omer Angel
(University of British Columbia, Canada)
Siva Athreya (ISI Bangalore,
India)
LungChi Chen
(FuJen Catholic University, Taiwan)
The gyration
radius for longrange oriented percolation and selfavoiding walk.
Hayato Chiba (Kyushu
University, Japan)
Bifurcation
theory of the infinitedimensional Kuramoto model.
Codina Cotar (TUMünchen,
Germany)
Bernardo D’Auria
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Markovmodulated
twosided Skorohod reflection of Brownian motion.
Sander Dommers
(TUEindhoven, Netherlands)
Ising
models on powerlaw random graphs.
Ryoki Fukushima
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
On
exponential growth for a certain class of linear systems.
Cristian Giardinà
(Modena & Reggio Emilia University, Italy)
Stability
of the quenched measure and universal identities in disordered spin systems.
Markus Heydenreich
(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Properties
of random walk on (highdimensional) incipient infinite cluster.
Mark Holmes
(University of Auckland, New Zealand)
A
combinatorial result with applications to random walks.
Tim Hulshof
(TUEindhoven, Netherlands)
Properties
of the IIC of highdimensional percolation.
Hubert Lacoin (Università
di Roma Tre, Italy)
Crossing a
repulsive interface: slowing of the dynamic and metastability phenomenon.
Malwina Luczak
(London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Concentration
of measure for degrees of vertices in web graphs.
Grégory
Miermont (Universite ParisSud, France)
Scaling
limits of random planar maps with large faces.
Yukio Nagahata (Osaka
University, Japan)
Spectral
gap for multispecies exclusion processes.
Makoto Nakashima
(Kyoto University, Japan)
On the
behavior of the population density of branching random walk in random
environment.
Nicolas Pétrélis
(Université de Nantes, France)
A polymer
in a multi interface medium.
Makiko Sasada
(University of Tokyo, Japan)
Hydrodynamic
limit for exclusion processes with velocity.
Tomohiro Sasamoto (Chiba
University, Japan)
Maximum
of Dyson Brownian motion and TASEP.
Daisuke Shiraishi
(Kyoto University, Japan)
Exact
value of the resistance exponent for four dimensional random walk trace.
Rongfeng Sun
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Stochastic
flows of kernels in the Brownian web and the Brownian net.
Hiroyuki Suzuki
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Looperased
random walk on planar graphs.
Masato Takei (Osaka
ElectroCommunication University, Japan)
Scaling
relations for 2D Ising percolation.
5.
Practical information (by courtesy of the Department of Mathematics)
From New Chitose
Airport to JR Sapporo Station
From JR Sapporo Station
to Hokkaido University
Organized
by Akira Sakai