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Gene Klotz

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Workshop in Les Houches, France
Posted: Jan 25, 2005 9:53 PM
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[This information just in from Marjorie Senechal]

Space Filling Problems
Centre de Physique des Houches
"Les Houches"
January 9 - 19, 1995

Space-filling geometrical structures are encountered in a multitude of
physical situations, from microscopic to macroscopic scales. The purpose
of this workshop is to bring physicists and mathematicians together to
clarify our comprehension of these structures. The principal themes that
will be represented include geometric frustration in condensed matter
(liquid crystals, amphiphilic systems, amorphous structures); tilings and
quasicrystal models; packings; random cellular structures (froths,
magnetic bubbles, breath figures, biological tissues, .); random
sequential addition and deposition models; phyllotaxis. An important place
will be given to methods of mathematics and theoretical physics for
investigating space-filling structures (probability theory, n-dimensional
geometry, minimal surfaces, curved spaces, graph theory, statistical
mechanics).

Organizers: C. Godreche (Saclay), J.M. Luck (Saclay), R. Mosseri (Paris),
J. F. Sadoc (Orsay), M. Senechal (Northampton), G. Tarjus (Paris), P. Viot
(Paris)

Invited Lecturers include: M. de Boissieu (Grenoble), J. Charvolin
(Grenoble), R. Connelly (Cornell), E. Domany (Rehovot), S. Douady (Paris),
E.Dubois-Violette (Orsay), M. Duneau (Palaiseau), V. Elser (Tubingen),
J.W. Evans (Ames), H. Flybjerg (Copenhagen), K. H. Grochenig (Connecticut),
R. Jullien (Montpellier), J. Lagarias (Murray Hill), G. Le Caer (Nancy),
Le Tu Quoc Thang (Buffalo), G. Porte (Montpelier), H. Reiss (Leiden), N.
Rivier (Strasbourg), C. Sire (Toulouse), J. Socolar (Duke), J. Stavans
(Rehovot),
S. Torquato (Princeton), M. Widom (Pittsburgh)

Further information: as of today (November 3), the hoped-for funding for
participant support is not yet in hand, so no promises can be made. The
unsubsidized cost will be 4200 FF (for board and lodging at the center).
Attendance is limited to 60 participants. Applications, including a CV,
should be sent (before November 20 !!!!) to Claude Godreche, SPEC/Orme
des Merisiers, Centre d'Etudes e Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex,
France. Fax: (33) 1 69
08 87 86. Email godreche@amoco.saclay.cea.fr.

(Note: Les Houches is in the heart of the French Alps. Accordingly, the
scientific program takes place mornings and evenings, leaving afternoons
free pour le ski.)

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Gene Klotz Geometry Forum Swarthmore College





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