27th Annual Western States
Mathematical Physics Meeting

February 16 – 17, 2009
151 Sloan

PROGRAM
(updated February 10, 2009)


 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16

  • 9:00 – 9:05
    Welcome

  • 9:05 – 9:30
    Manwah Lilian Wong
    (Caltech)
    Kooman's theorem and point perturbation     Abstract

  • 9:35 – 10:00
    Maurice Duits
    (Caltech)
    Coupled random matrices and biorthogonal polynomials     Abstract

  • 10:05 – 10:30
    Coffee

  • 10:30 – 10:55
    Mihai Stoiciu
    (Williams College, visiting UC Irvine)
    Random matrices with Poisson eigenvalue statistics     Abstract  

  • 11:00 – 11:50
    Alexander Aptekarev
    (Russian Academy of Sciences, visiting Caltech)
    Random matrices with external source

  • 12:00 – 1:30
    Lunch

  • 1:30 – 1:55
    Helge Krüger
    (Rice University)
    A family of Schrödinger operators     Abstract

  • 2:00 – 2:50
    Robert Seiringer
    (Princeton University)
    Vortices and spontaneous symmetry breaking in rotating Bose gases     Abstract

  • 3:00 – 3:30
    Coffee

  • 3:30 – 3:55
    Eugene Kritchevski
    (University of British Columbia)
    Localization of the eigenfunctions of the one-dimensional Schrödinger operator in the presence of random potentials     Abstract  

  • 4:00 – 4:25
    Zhiqin Lu
    (University of California, Irvine)
    The fundamental gap conjecture on a triangle     Abstract

  • 4:30 – 5:20
    Roman Shterenberg
    (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
    Asymptotic expansion of the integrated density of states of a two-dimensional periodic Schrödinger operator     Abstract    

     

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

  • 9:00 – 9:50
    William Faris
    (University of Arizona)
    Combinatorics and cluster expansions     Abstract

  • 10:00 – 10:30
    Coffee

  • 10:30 – 10:55
    Barry Simon
    (Caltech)
    Equality of dynamic and spectrally reflectionless Jacobi matrices    

  • 11:00 – 11:50
    Fritz Gesztesy
    (University of Missouri)
    Spectral theory and Weyl asymptotics for perturbed Krein Laplacians     Abstract

  • 12:00 – 1:00
    Lunch

  • 1:00 – 1:50
    Yoram Last
    (Hebrew University)
    On the structure of Hofstadter's butterfly     Abstract

  • 2:00 – 2:25
    Eric Ryckman
    (Caltech)
    Right limits and reflectionless measures for CMV matrices     Abstract

  • 2:30 – 3:20
    Matilde Marcolli
    (Caltech)
    Noncommutative geometry models for particle physics     Abstract

  • 3:30 – 4:15
    Coffee

  • 4:15 – 5:15 [This talk is also the Math Colloquium]
    Zeev Dvir (Institute for Advanced Study)
    The finite field Kakeya problem     Abstract


     


For information and registration, please contact Cherie Galvez at
(626) 395-3744 or cgalvez@caltech.edu.
Registration fee is $10 (graduate students exempt).

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