Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Quantum Mechanics, Operator Theory and the Riemann Zeta function

2012, Jun 17 -- Jun 23

J.P. Keating (U. Bristol, UK)
J.C. Lagarias (U. Michigan, USA)
G. Sierra (CSIC-UAM, Spain)

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the recent developments in a wide range of topics at the intersection of Number Theory, Operator Theory and Quantum Chaos. The interplay between these disciplines have a long tradition which goes back to the relation between Random Matrix Theory and the statistical properties of the zeros of the Riemann zeta function and other L-functions. The conference is intended to gather mathematicians and physicists in order to allow their interaction and fruitful discussions. The organization can offer a limited amount of grants for students to cover the lodgement and fees. Any application for a grant must be accompanied by a CV.

The talks are scheduled to start on June 18th in the morning and finish in June 22nd around noon. The speakers and participants are expected to come on June 17th and leave on June 23rd.

Invited speakers

M. Berry (H H Wills Physics Laboratory, Univ. Bristol, UK)
E. Bogomolny (Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, LPTMS, Orsay, France)* to be confirmed
O. Bohigas (CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, LPTMS, Orsay, France)
J. Burnol (Université Lille, UFR de Mathematiques, Cité Scientifique M2, Villeneuve d' Ascq, France)
A. Connes (Collège de France, IHES and Vanderbilt University, France)
B. Conrey (American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California, USA)
G. Cornelissen (Mathematisch Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht, Nederland)
C. Consani (Mathematics Dept., Johns Hopkins University, USA)
A. Cordoba (Dept. de Matemáticas, UAM, Madrid, Spain)
X. de la Ossa (Mathematical Institute, Univ. Oxford, UK)
G. A. Hiary (School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, UK)
S. M. Gonek (Dept. of Mathematics, University of Rochester, USA)
B. L. Julia (Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
P. Kleban (LASST and Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. Maine, USA)
A. Knauf (Mathematisches Institut der Universit at Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany)
R. Pérez-Marco (CNRS-LAGA Univ. Paris XIII, France)
Z. Rudnick (Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel)
M. Srednicki (Dept. of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
J. Twamley (Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie, U. Sydney, Australia)

Call for contributions

Abstract submission for a contributed talk or a poster should be done through here. Please indicate in your submission if you have preference for an oral or a poster presentation.

The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2012.
Abstracts acceptance will be notified on April 05, 2012.

You have to be registered before submitting contributions.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the conference is 100 euros to be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted. Please indicate your name and the title of the conference in the transfer subject.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
Please send a copy of the bank transfer receipt (including your name, conference name and transfer details) by email to info@benasque.org

Cancelation Policy A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancelations made up to 10 days before the conference start date. A no refund policy will be applied to cancelations made after this date.

Main financial support


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Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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