Feza Gürsey Enstitüsü Yaz Okulu

20.06.2012 – 06.07.2012 Feza Gürsey Institute Kandilli, Istanbul – TURKEY

Probability theory plays an increasingly important role in many branches of contemporary theoretical physics. An equally valid statement in the reverse direction can claim that theoretical physics provides highly challenging problems to probabilists. It is well known that probability theory is ubiquitous in those domains of physics which deal with systems with an infinite number of degrees of freedom.

The summer school’s main aim is to provide its participants a detailed presentation of some of the research directions in the analysis of such systems. Four sets of lectures, varying between twelve and fifteen hours each, will hopefully arouse the curiostity of some of the participants, encourage them to pursue some research problems closely related to the topics presented in the summer school. The general level of the lectures should enable advanced undergraduate or graduate students, as well as post-docs, to fully benefit from participation.

The summer school has been designated by the Bernoulli Society, which will hold its 8th World Conference in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul next year (for more information, the webpage can be reached at , as a co-sponsored satellite meeting.


Abdelmalek Abdesselam (University of Virginia, USA)
“Modern Methods of Constructive Quantum Field Theory”
Roberto Fernandez (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
“Classical and Quantum Spin Models:
Correlation Inequalities, Critical Behaviour and Disorder”
Philippe Di Francesco (Commissariat a L’Energie Atomique, Saclay France)
“Integrable Combinatorics”
Takashi Hara (Kyushu University, Japan)
“Critical Behaviour of Stochastic Geometric Models and the Lace Expansion”