Mathematics Colloquium

Integrable Probability

Speaker: Ivan Corwin, Clay Mathematics Institute/MIT, Microsoft Research New England

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012, 3:45 p.m.


Over the last 15 years researchers in probability, integrable systems and mathematical physics have uncovered a few important sources of integrable probabilistic models which have allowed then to access and describe universal phenomena of certain classes of disordered systems. The purpose of today's talk is to identify one such universality class containing growth models, driven diffusive lattice gases and directed polymer models and explain how representation theory (in the form of symmetric functions) serves as a significant source of integrable probability.