Gregory Schehr, Senior Researcher, CNRS - Universite Paris-Sud, France,Alexander Altland, Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Koln, Germany,Yan V. Fyodorov, Professor, Department of Mathematics, King's College London, UK,Neil O'Connell, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, UK,Leticia F. Cugliandolo, Professor, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies, CNRS, Paris, France
Gregory Schehr received his PhD in theoretical physics at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris in 2003. After a postdoc at the University of Saarland (Germany), he obtained a CNRS position in 2006. Currently, he is a CNRS research director at the Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Modeles Statistiques, Universite Paris-Saclay. His research interests are in statistical mechanics. His main topics include in particular random matrix theory, extreme value statistics, non-equilibrium dynamics, first-passage problems and disordered systems. He received the CNRS bronze medal in 2010.
Alexander Altland received his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg in 1991. After postdocs at the Weizmann Institute, Israel, and Cambridge University, he was appointed assistant professor at Bochum University, before he became full professor at Cologne University in 2001. His research interests include the physics of random systems, topological condensed matter, and quantum field theory in general.
Yan V. Fyodorov received his Ph.D. in theoretical & mathematical physics from Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Russia, in 1988. After holding post-doctoral fellowships at University of Essen, Germany and Weizmann Institute, Israel he spent some time as a researcher at the University of Essen, before moving to the UK where he hold professorial positions subsequently at Brunel University, University of Nottingham, and Queen Mary University of London. He is currently a full professor at King's College London. His current research focuses on theory of random matrices and its applications to physics of disordered systems, and beyond. He received Prix Institut Henri Poincare-Gauthier Villars (1999), Bessel Research Award of Alexander von Humboldt foundation (2006) and Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2008).
Neil O'Connell received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1993. He is currently professor at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on probability, random matrices, representation theory and statistical physics. He received the Ito prize, and the Rollo Davidson Prize.
Leticia F. Cugliandolo received her Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, in 1991. After post-docs in Universita di Roma I, La Sapienza, and CEA/Saclay she joined the Physics Department at Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris in 1997. She is currently a full professor at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and the director of Ecole de Physique des Houches since 2007. Her research focuses on statistical physics and condensed matter problems. She received the Marie Curie Excellence Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Prix Langevin of the French Physical Society.
Table of Contents
1. History, Oriol Bohigas, Hans Weidenmuller
2. Integrable Probability: Stochastic Vertex Models and Symmetric Functions, Alexei Borodin, Leonid Petrov
3. Free Probability, Alice Guionnet
4. The Kardar-Parisi-Zhang Equation: A Statistical Physics Perspective, Herbet Spohn
5. Random Matrix Theory and Quantum Chromodynamics, Gernot Akemann
6. Random Matrix Theory and (Big) Data Analysis, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud
7. Random Matrices and Loop Equations, Bertrand Eynard
8. Random Matrices and Number Theory: Some Recent Themes, Jon P. Keating
9. Modern Telecommunications: A Playground for Physicists?, Aris L. Moustakas
10. Random Matrix Approaches to Open Quantum Systems, Henning Schomerus
11. Impurity Models and Products of Random Matrices, Alain Comtet, Yves Tourigny
12. Gaussian Multiplicative Chaos and Lioville Quantum Gravity, Remi Rhodes, Vincent Vargas
13. Quantum Spin Chains and Classical Integrable Systems, Anton Zabrodin