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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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.)
-- ------------------------------------------------ Gene Klotz Geometry Forum Swarthmore College