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The Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (Topics in percolative and disordered systems) will take place from January 2 to 15, 2012 with the first week in Santiago, Chile, arriving in Santiago on January 2, starting on January 3 and ending on January 7, and the second in Buenos Aires, starting on January 9 and ending on January 14. This PASI school will allow North American and Latin American graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty to attend a cutting edge activity with a distinctive Pan-American focus. The topics to be covered in this PASI lie in several overlapping areas of Probability Theory and Statistical Physics: Disordered Systems (including Spin Glasses and Random Walks in a Random Medium), Percolation and Interacting Particle Systems. The first week of the meeting will take place in Santiago de Chile between January 2 and 7 and will be held at the Facultad de Matemáticas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The second week will take place in Buenos Aires between January 9 and 14 and will be held at the Universidad de San Andrés, Sede-Capital.

 

Lectures

  • Omer Angel, University of British Columbia.
  • Gérard Ben Arous, Courant Institute (NYU).
  • Ivan Corwin, Courant Institute (NYU).
  • Pablo Ferrari, Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • Jeremy Quastel, University of Toronto.
  • Alejandro Ramírez, PUC, Santiago.
  • Vladas Sidoravicius, CWI, Amsterdam and IMPA, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Daniel Stein, Courant Institute(NYU).
  • María Eulalia Vares, CBPF, Rio de Janeiro.

Talks

  • Vincent Beffara, ENS Lyon
  • Julien Beresticky, Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
  • Jiri Cerny, ETH Zürich.
  • Michael Damron, Princeton University.
  • Alexander Drewitz, ETH Zürich.
  • Alexander Fribergh, Courant Institute (NYU).
  • Christophe Garban, ENS Lyon.
  • Hubert Lacoin, Université Paris Dauphine.
  • Jean-Christophe Mourrat, EPF Lausanne.
  • Leonardo Rolla, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro.

Organizing committee: Gérard Ben Arous, Pablo Ferrari, Charles M. Newman, Alejandro Ramírez, Vladas Sidoravicius, María Eulalia Vares

Santiago local organizers: Javiera Barrera (Universidad Adolfo Ibánez), Manuel Cabezas (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Joaquín Fontbona (Universidad de Chile), Godofredo Iommi (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and Alejandro Ramírez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile).

Buenos Aires local organizers: Inés Armendáriz (Universidad de San Andrés), Pablo Ferrari (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Pablo Groisman(Universidad de Buenos Aires) and Matthieu Jonckheere (Universidad de Buenos Aires).

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