Scientific Breakfast in New York on April 8, 2022

Friends of IHES organizes a Scientific breakfast in the GDF Auditorium, Simons Foundation, on Friday April 8, 2022 starting at 8.00 am.

The guest speaker will be Sylvia Serfaty, Silver Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. She will give a talk entitled “From superconductors to Coulomb gases: crystallization questions”.

Abstract: The physicist Abrikosov predicted that in certain superconductors, one should observe triangular lattices of vortices, now called Abrikosov lattices. When studying ground states of Coulomb gases, which is motivated by questions in approximation theory, random matrix theory and statistical physics, one also expects the same lattices to appear. This crystallization phenomenon turns out to be related to the Cohn-Kumar conjecture about the universal minimality of certain special lattices in dimensions 2, 8 and 24 and recently solved in dimensions 8 and 24.

Program of the morning:
8.00-9.00: breakfast
9.00-10.00: conference
10.00-10.20: Q&A

The event will be concluded by Jim & Marilyn Simons, co-Chairs of Friends of IHES.

This event will be organized in a hybrid format. To attend the event, either in person or online, the registration is free but mandatory.

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