Third ZiF Summer School

Randomness in Physics and Mathematics

From Stochastic Processes to Networks

August 12 - 24, 2019

ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University

This international summer school is building on two previous ZiF summer schools, bringing together international PhD students and young postdocs from various areas in mathematics, mathematical and theoretical physics. The participants will take part in 2 intense weeks of 8 interdisciplinary lecture series. These will be presented by 8 distinguished scientists. The school will include exercise sessions lead by the lecturers and offer the opportunity for all participants to present their own work in short contributions. The topics will include the theory of stochastic processes, complex networks, tilings, and integrable spin chains, using advanced mathematical and physics inspired tools as random matrices, partitions, replicas, and Coulomb gases. The two previous events at ZiF in 2013 and 2016 have been very successful.


Antti Knowles (Geneva, SUI)
Reimer Kühn
(London, BGR)
Arno Kuijlaars (Leuven, BEL)
Dmitry Panchenko (Toronto, CAN)
Sylvia Serfaty (New York, USA)
Sasha Sodin (London, GBR)
Herbert Spohn (München, GER)
Bálint Virág (Toronto, CAN)

Gernot Akemann
, Bielefeld
Friedrich Götze, Bielefeld


In addition to accommodation and subsistance for all participants we can offer 10 stipends providing travel support. We particularly welcome applications by female participants.

Applications to participate and for travel support are welcome and should be directed to the conference centre ZiF: Ms Opens window for sending emailMarina Hoffmann including a short CV and a letter of recommendation.

The deadline for requesting participation is 3rd of May 2019.

There will be a participation fee of 50 Euro

For informal enquiries including the scientific part, please, contact any of the organisers.

Conference Support Service: ; phone: +49 521 106-2768

The event is supported by ZiF - Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Universität Bielefeld, Methoden 1, D-33615 Bielefeld, Germany,  SFB1283 Taming uncertainty and profiting from randomness and low regularity in analysis, stochasticx and their applications.