Centre de Physique Théorique


Wednesday 19 October 2016

15h00 – 16h00, CPT, Amphi 5

Counting curves and knots and links

Jean-Bernard Zuber (LPTHE, UPMC)


This talk will be devoted to the problem of counting curves, knots and links, a classical mathematical problem in which physics may bring new ideas and methods. After reviewing how matrix integrals enable one to count planar "maps" and alternating links, I turn to the more difficult problem of counting and listing curves and knots, i.e. objects with a single component.

15h00 – 16h00, CPT, Amphi 5

Stability of Poisson rain queuing models

Thomas Mountford (EPFL - Lausanne)