INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Jan AMBJØRN (Niels Bohr Inst), Bergfinnur DURHUUS (U Copenhagen), Masaki OSHIKAWA (U Tokyo), Naoki SASAKURA (Yukawa Inst, Kyoto), Robert ZIFF (U Michigan).
The workshop will focus on mathematical statistical physics of
discrete systems, and in particular its applications to random
geometries, as well as a few other related research directions. Real-life motivations for such studies range from attempts
to quantize gravity to problems in condensed matter physics to
mathematical modelling of cooperative phenomena in macroscopic
communities. Some concrete directions include:
1) Discrete random geometries with applications to gravity quantization,
2) Discrete mathematical models in equilibrium and non-equilibrium
statistical physics (the Ising model and its relatives, percolation, lattice gases, etc),
3) Random matrix and tensor models,
4) Random graphs and dynamics of complex networks,
5) Topics in lattice gauge theory (especially with emphasis on
6) Conformal field theories (especially with
connections to the above subjects),
7) Miscellaneous discrete aspects of dynamical evolution (cellular automata, time-periodic structures, etc).
The talks are expected to be informal and interactive, with a substantial pedagogical component.
This workshop succeeds the 6th BANGKOK WORKSHOP ON HIGH-ENERGY THEORY
held at the same venue two weeks earlier.
PRE- AND POST-WORKSHOP RESIDENCE PROGRAM:
Participants are invited to remain in residence for informal communication and collaboration during the weeks preceeding (January 23-27) and succeeding (February 6-10) the workshop. Please indicate the prospective timing of your stay at the time of registration.
There will be no registration fees for the upcoming workshop.
Registration has been closed.
General inquiries may be directed
to Yuki Sato <firstname.lastname@example.org> and/or
Oleg Evnin <email@example.com>.
The workshop will be hosted by the physics department of Chulalongkorn University
(commonly abbreviated as "Chula", pronounced choo-lah, with a stressed second syllable), Thailand's
natural science fields centrally
in the modernized Pathumwan
district of Bangkok.
Citizens of a large number
of nations (including EU, US, Canada, Russia,
Korea, Australia, New Zealand, a number
of South-East-Asian countries and Hong Kong passport holders) enjoy visa-free
to Thailand for
up to 30 days. Some others (including India, mainland China and Taiwan
holders) can obtain a visa-on-arrival
at the airport for up to 15 days.
Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodations, though
the organizers can provide some advice in this matter. Reservations should
not be difficult to make via, e.g., booking.com
or by contacting the hotels directly. Being an
of a gigantic tourist industry, Bangkok offers plentiful accommodations
at all luxury levels, priced considerably lower than the general
international standards. It should not be difficult to find housing
within 1km of the workshop location indicated on this
A neat mid-range (around 1200-1400 baht/night) hotel
within walking distance that we can recommend is
(The Vista Residence hotel, which has been enjoyed by many workshop participants
in the past, is closing down for remodelling, and no longer takes bookings.)
Happy 3 Hotel
has been preferred
by some of our visitors as a somewhat more upscale alternative.
We generally advise against the luxurious corporate highrise hotels, a
few of which are located close to the university, but inquire if
interested. (Very) basic accommodations can
start at as low as 400 baht/night for a private room, for example, at Cozy Bangkok
or White Lodge
Climatic conditions in Bangkok are advantageous during the season of
the workshop (roughly corresponding to a pleasantly warm and sunny