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Vereniging voor Statistiek en Operations Research
01 March 2019

the next Mark Kac seminar

You are all cordially invited to the next Mark Kac seminar on March 1st. PhD students are especially invited to attend.


Friday March 1

Utrecht, Janskerkhof 3 (Utrecht), room 019



Speaker: Anna de Masi  (U L’Aquila)

Title : Evolution and structure of interfaces in interacting particle systems II



Speaker: Mylene Maida (U Lille)

Title  : A statistical physics approach to the sine beta process



Abstract: Anna de Masi


In the second lecture I will discuss some interface problems which arise from physics. The context is the Fourier-Fick law where a stationary current flows in a system driven by the boundaries which are put in contact with suitable reservoirs. This is a much studied problem but only recently there have been results in models with phase transition, (DM,Olla,Presutti, abs/1812.05799, 2018). I will present these models where the stationary non equilibrium distribution is known explicitly and exploit this to compare the stationary fluctuations of the interface in this case where a non zero current is present, with those at thermal equilibrium.



Abstract: Mylene Maida


The Sine process is a fascinating determinantal point process. It appears as the bulk limit of some particle systems in various contexts (random matrices, zeros of L-funtions, growth models etc.) Its universality properties have drawn a lot of attention. From the point of view of statistical physics, it models the microscopic behavior of a one-dimensional log-gas at inverse temperature beta equals to two. More recently, Valko and Virag introduced a family of point processes as the bulk limit of Gaussian beta ensembles, for any positive beta. As soon as beta is different from two, much less is known. In a work with David Dereudre, Adrien Hardy (Université de Lille) and Thomas Leblé (Courant Institute, New York), we use tools from classical statistical mechanics based on Dobrushin-Lanford-Ruelle equations to better understand the Sine beta process and in particular show that it is number-rigid.

The Mark Kac seminar is an activity of the STAR stochastics cluster. See also our website


The next Mark Kac speaker are:



April 5

1.Christophe Garban (Lyon)

2. Augusto Texeira (IMPA)



May 3

1.Carlangelo Liverani (Rome)

2.Siamak Taati (Groningen)


June 7

1.Jan Wehr (Tucson, Arizona)

2.Cyril Lucas (Paris)