Random Waves in Oxford

18 - 22 June 2018, University of Oxford.

    Following the success of "Random Waves in London" we are organizing the second conference: "Random Waves in Oxford" which will bring together researchers interested the geometric properties of random waves and related problems in Probability Theory, Number Theory and Differential Equations.

    The conference will take place on 18-22 June 2018 at the University of Oxford.

    The organizing committee:

    • Dmitry Beliaev (Oxford)
    • Zeev Rudnick (Tel Aviv)
    • Igor Wigman (King's College London)

    Local organizers:

    • Michael McAuley (Oxford)
    • Riccardo Maffucci (Oxford)
    • Nadav Yesha (King's College London)

    The conference is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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    • Jean-Marc Azaïs (Université de Toulouse)
    • Dmitry Beliaev (University of Oxford)
    • Jacques Benatar (Tel Aviv University)
    • Valentina Cammarota (Sapienza University of Rome)
    • Yaiza Canzani (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    • Federico Dalmao (Universidad de la República de Uruguay)
    • Anne Estrade (Université Paris Descartes)
    • Naomi Feldheim (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    • Damien Gayet (Institut Fourier, Grenoble)
    • Maxime Ingremeau (Université de Strasbourg)
    • Marie Kratz (ESSEC Business School)
    • Michael McAuley (University of Oxford)
    • Manjunath Krishnapur (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
    • Pär Kurlberg (KTH Stockholm)
    • Steve Lester (Queen Mary University London)
    • Domenico Marinucci (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)
    • Stephen Muirhead (King's College London)
    • Giovanni Peccati (Université du Luxembourg)
    • Guillaume Poly (L'Université de Rennes 1)
    • Alejandro Rivera (Institut Fourier, Grenoble)
    • Maurizia Rossi (Université Paris Descartes)
    • Mikhail Sodin (Tel Aviv University)
    • Hugo Vanneuville (Université Lyon 1)
    • Nadav Yesha (King's College London)


    • James Cann (University College London)
    • Matthew de Courcy-Ireland (Princeton University)
    • Suresh Eswarathasan (Cardiff University)
    • Blake Keeler (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    • Thomas Letendre (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
    • Riccardo Maffucci (University of Oxford)
    • Massimo Notarnicola (Université du Luxembourg)
    • Lakshmi Priya (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
    • Zeev Rudnick (Tel Aviv University)
    • Andrea Sartori (University College London)
    • Anna Paola Todino (Gran Sasso Science Institute)
    • Anna Vidotto (Université du Luxembourg)
    • Martin Vogel (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Igor Wigman (King's College London)

    Schedule and Presentations

    All talks and coffee breaks will be in St. Luke's Chapel. Lunches, the reception, and the conference dinner will be in St. Anne's College.


    09:00 - 09:30 Registration
    09:30 - 10:20 D. Beliaev Gaussian Fields and Percolation (Download presentation)
    10:20 - 10:50 Coffee
    10:50 - 11:40 P. Kurlberg Level repulsion for arithmetic toral point scatterers (Download presentation)
    11:50 - 12:40 Y. Canzani Local universality for zeros and critical points of monochromatic random waves (Download presentation)
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:20 - 14:50 M. McAuley The Nazarov-Sodin constant and critical points of Gaussian fields (Download presentation)
    14:50 - 15:20 Coffee
    15:20 - 15:50 N. Yesha CLT for small scale mass distribution of toral Laplace eigenfunctions
    16:00 - 16:30 J. Benatar Quasi-correlations of lattice points on the sphere
    17:00 - 18:30 Reception


    09:30 - 10:20 D. Marinucci The Asymptotic Equivalence of the Sample Trispectrum and the Nodal Length for Random Spherical Harmonics (Download presentation)
    10:20 - 10:50 Coffee
    10:50 - 11:40 G. Poly Universality for roots of random trigonometric models (Download presentation)
    11:50 - 12:40 I. Wigman Variation of the Nazarov-Sodin constant for random plane waves and arithmetic random waves (Download presentation)
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:20 - 14:50 V. Cammarota Two point function for critical points of a random plane wave (Download presentation)
    14:50 - 15:20 Coffee
    15:20 - 15:50 A. Rivera Decoupling distant local events for Gaussian fields (Download presentation)
    16:00 - 16:30 H. Vanneuville The critical threshold for Bargmann-Fock percolation (Download presentation)
    19:00 - 19:30 Pre-dinner Drinks
    19:30 - 21:00 Conference Dinner


    09:30 - 10:20 G. Peccati Second order results for nodal sets of random waves (Download presentation)
    10:20 - 10:50 Coffee
    10:50 - 11:40 J.-M. Azais On the asymptotic variance of the number of real roots of random polynomial systems (Download presentation)
    11:50 - 12:40 M Kratz Level Functionals for Gaussian Fields and Applications to Oceanography
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch


    09:30 - 10:20 M. Rossi Asymptotic distribution of nodal intersections for arithmetic random waves (Download presentation)
    10:20 - 10:50 Coffee
    10:50 - 11:40 D. Gayet Percolation and random nodal lines (Download presentation)
    11:50 - 12:40 S. Lester Scars for wave functions of a point scatterer on the torus
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:20 - 14:50 F. Dalmao CLT for Kostlan Shub Smale polynomial systems (Download presentation)
    14:50 - 15:20 Coffee
    15:20 - 15:50 N. Feldheim Exponential concentration of zeroes of Gaussian stationary functions (Download presentation)
    16:00 - 16:30 M. Ingremeau Local weak limits of eigenfunctions and Berry's conjecture


    09:30 - 10:20 A. Estrade Anisotropic random wave model (Download presentation)
    10:20 - 10:50 Coffee
    10:50 - 11:40 S. Muirhead The phase transition for level sets of smooth planar Gaussian fields (Download presentation)
    11:50 - 12:10 M. Krishnapur A question on discrete nodal length (Download presentation)
    12:10 - 12:40 M. Krishnapur (chair) Open problems session
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

    Download abstracts PDF

    Getting to Oxford

    Information about getting to Oxford from airports and London could be found on Mathematical Institute web page. From both Oxford Train Station and Gloucester Green Coach Station one can reach St. Luke's Chapel and the Cotswold Lodge Hotel either by local buses or by taxi (should be under £10 ).

    Local Information

    Participants accommodated by the organizers are staying in the Cotswold Lodge Hotel which is 10 minutes walk from St. Luke's Chapel where the talks are going to be. Lunches, the reception and the conference dinner are going to be in St. Anne's College which is accross the street from St. Luke's Chapel.

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