"Sandpile models and related fields"
September 10-13, 2007
EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Programme & Abstracts| Speakers & Participants |Registration | Practical Information
In recent years, much progress has been made in the rigourous understanding of several sandpile models, and other models closely related to these, like forest fire-models, the rotor-router model, the Bak- Sneppen model and Zhangs continuous sandpile model. These models represent a rich source of challenging new mathematical problems.
For the abelian sandpile model and its variations, such as the rotor-router model, much progress has been made in the understanding of its mathemical structure. On the algebraic combinatorics site, people have investigated the abelian group on various graphs, while in the probability and mathematical physics literature, several new results on the ergodic structure of the process in the infinite volume limit have been obtained. The techniques developed in the ASM have also been applied succesfully in the study of models of activated random walkers.
The study of forest-fire models has led to an interesting so-called self- destructive percolation model.
The rigorous understanding of the phase transition in the Bak-Sneppen model has also led to several new developments.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together senior and junior people involved in this relatively new area of research. We want to create communication and links between the different directions of research, notably between probability, physics, combinatorics and algebra.
Rob van den Berg (CWI, Amsterdam)
Robert Cori (Université Bordeaux)
Deepak Dhar (Tata Institute Bombay)
Anne Fey (EURANDOM, VU Amsterdam)
Alexis Gillet (VU Amsterdam)
Antal Jarai (Carleton University)
Lionel Levine (University of California, Berkeley)
Criel Merino (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley)
Philippe Ruelle (Université Catholique Louvain)
Ellen Saada (CNRS / Université de Rouen)
Vladas Sidoravicius (CWI Amsterdam)
Klaus Schmidt (University of Vienna, Erwin Schrödinger Institute Vienna)
Rinke J. Wijngaarden (VU University Amsterdam)
Monday September 10, 2007
|15.30-16.30||Rinke J. Wijngaarden|
|Conference Dinner||Restaurant Listers Centrum starting with an aperitif at 17.30 h.|
Tuesday September 11, 2007
|10.00-11.00||Robert Cori||About the structure of the abelian group defined by the sandpile model on graphs|
|11.30-12.30||Lionel Levine||The sandpile group of a tree|
Combinatorial interpretations of the critical configurations in the chip-firing game
|15.30-16.30||Yuval Peres||Rotor-router aggregation, the abelian sandpile and the divisible sandpile|
Wednesday September 12, 2007
|11.30-12.30||Anne Fey||Sandpile percolation|
|14.00-15.00||Philippe Ruelle||The CFT approach to critical sandpile models|
|15.30-16.30||Vladas Sidoravicius||Sleepy walkers: facts, conjectures, challenges|
Thursday September 13, 2007
|10.00-11.00||Alexis Gillet||The Bak-Sneppen Model|
|11.30-12.30||Rob van den Berg||Random growth with paralyzing obstacles|
|13.30-14.30||Klaus Schmidt||Abelian Sandpiles and the Harmonic Model|
There is no registration fee.
PLEASE REGISTER BY FILLING IN THE FORM
Registration deadline is September 3, 2007.
Conference Location and Travel
the workshop location is EURANDOM, Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.
EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map). The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).
For all information on how to come to Eindhoven, please check www.eurandom.tue.nl/Location.htm
EURANDOM made preliminary group reservations in
hotel Hampshire Inn, Stratumsedijk 23d/f, Eindhoven. Special price single room 83* euro, double room 93* euro(breakfast included)
* excl. tourist tax 3,50 euro per night.
If you want EURANDOM to make a reservation, indicate the requested nights in the registration page.
For privat bookings we suggest to consult the web pages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.
On Monday-Wednesday lunches are being organised; free of costs for all participants, if ordered on the registration form.
On Monday, there will be an organised dinner. For non-invitees an amount of 35 euro is requested, to be paid at arrival in cash (preferably exact amount in euros). Indicate your attendance on the registration form.
For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, workshop officer of EURANDOM, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronald Meester (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Frank Redig (Mathematisch Instituut Universiteit Leiden)
The Organizers would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their contributions
This page is maintained by Lucienne Coolen