Conference Celebrating

Elliott Lieb's Work

April 4-5, 2018

Co-sponsored by

the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics

Wednesday, April 4 (Taplin Auditorium)

1:15 – 2:15 Ian Jauslin (IAS)

Dimers, spins and loops; transfer matrices, the TL algebra, and emerging fermions

2:30 – 3:30 Rupert Frank (LMU Munich - Caltech )

Physics through functional analysis and vice versa; stability of matter, Lieb-Thirring inequalities and related topics

3:30 – 4:30 coffee break

4:30 – 5:30 Hugo Duminil-Copin (IHES, Fr)

6-Vertex models from the entropy of ice to recent results

Thursday, April 5 (Jadwin Hall, A10)

1:15 – 2:15 Bruno Nachtergaele (UC Davis)

Quantum spin systems: from the LSM theorem, LR bounds and the AKLT model to the stability of topological superselection sectors

2:30 – 3:30 Eric Carlen (Rutgers)

Strong Subadditivity of Quantum Entropy, and recent developments

3:30 – 4:00 coffee break

4:00 – 5:00 Avi Widgerson (IAS)

The Brascamp-Lieb inequalities: structure and algorithms

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