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2010 Simons Lecture

April 28 - May 5th, 4:30-5:30pm

Peter Winkler

Dartmouth College

Forceless Physics and the Combinatorial Arsenal

Lecture 1: Phase transition and hard constraints
Lecture 2: Branched polymers and the hard core model
Lecture 3: Independent and coordinate percolation

Andrei Okounkov

Princeton University

Applied Noncommutative Geometry

Lecture 1: Algebra and geometry of random surfaces
Lecture 2: Noncommutative geometry and Painlevé equations
Lecture 3: Towards probabilistic mirror symmetry