Applications of Random Matrices in Physics

  • Édouard Brézin
  • Vladimir Kazakov
  • Didina Serban
  • Paul Wiegmann
  • Anton Zabrodin
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-4531-X

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 221)

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About these proceedings

Introduction

Random matrices are widely and successfully used in physics for almost 60-70 years, beginning with the works of Dyson and Wigner. Although it is an old subject, it is constantly developing into new areas of physics and mathematics. It constitutes now a part of the general culture of a theoretical physicist. Mathematical methods inspired by random matrix theory become more powerful, sophisticated and enjoy rapidly growing applications in physics. Recent examples include the calculation of universal correlations in the mesoscopic system, new applications in disordered and quantum chaotic systems, in combinatorial and growth models, as well as the recent breakthrough, due to the matrix models, in two dimensional gravity and string theory and the non-abelian gauge theories. The book consists of the lectures of the leading specialists and covers rather systematically many of these topics. It can be useful to the specialists in various subjects using random matrices, from PhD students to confirmed scientists.

Keywords

Baryon Chemistry Mathematics NATO Observable Physics Potential Science Series II correlation

Editors and affiliations

  • Édouard Brézin
    • 1
  • Vladimir Kazakov
    • 2
  • Didina Serban
    • 3
  • Paul Wiegmann
    • 4
  • Anton Zabrodin
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueEcole Normale SupérieureParisFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l’Ecole Normale SupérieureUniversité Paris-VIParisFrance
  3. 3.Service de Physique Théorique, CEA SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  4. 4.James Frank InstituteUniversity of ChicagoChicagoU.S.A.
  5. 5.Institute of Biochemical PhysicsMoscowRussia
  6. 6.ITEPMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4529-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4531-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609