Tau Functions of Integrable Systems and Their Applications (18w5025)


(Concordia University)

Marco Bertola (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati)

Alexander Its (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI))


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Tau Functions of Integrable Systems and Their Applications" workshop from September 2nd to September 7th, 2018.

"Tau-functions and Integrable systems" is intended as a 5-day workshop hosted by BIRS, where the leading experts in integrable systems, random matrices, algebraic geometry and dynamical systems along with young researchers from all over the world, will discuss the latest trends and ideas interconnecting these fields of mathematics.

The theory of tau-functions of integrable systems started to emerge about 30 years ago; now it unifies many different areas of mathematics and physics: combinatorics, algebraic geometry, spectral geometry, quantum field theory, to name a few. The workshop seeks to set the ground for future developments on the frontiers of these fields. Connections with other fields such as symplectic geometry and analysis, will also be strongly emphasized.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides
an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).