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Workshop "Random matrix theory for wave propagation in disordered media"

GDR MésoImage organized the workshop "Random matrix theory for wave propagation in disordered media". The workshop took place on Monday, December 12, 2011, in room 0D07 at the University Paris 7, site Chevaleret, 175 rue du Chevaleret, 75013 Paris.

Random matrix theory (RMT) is now an important subject with applications in many disciplines. In particular it has become an important tool to study quantum transport (phase-coherent conduction in mesoscopic systems) and wave propagation and imaging in random media (density of states for random Green’s matrix, singular value decomposition of the response matrix, etc.). This workshop aimed at gathering together mathematicians and physicists (theoreticians as well as experimentalists) to discuss current developments in RMT and its applications to these fields. The program included talks by the invited speakers and a few contributed talks.

Applications to participate, especially from junior researchers, are welcome. The participation is free but registration (by sending an e-mail to before November 25) is mandatory. Limited funding is available to support travel to and from the workshop and to cover local expenses during the workshop (please apply for funding by sending an e-mail to and before November 14).

List of invited speakers :

- Alexandre Aubry (ESPCI, Paris) :
"Separation of single, recurrent and multiple scattering in complex media : Applications to ultrasound imaging and characterization"
- Eugene Bogolomny (LPTMS, Paris-Sud) : "Open versus closed cavities"
- Liliana Borcea (Rice University) :
"Detection and imaging with waves in strongly backscattering random media"
- Arthur Goetschy (LPMMC, Grenoble) : "Euclidean random matrices : theory and applications to scattering in disordered media"
- Dmitry Savin (Brunel University) :
"Quantum transport in chaotic cavities through the prism of Selberg’s integral"

Program :

09h30 : Welcome
09h35 - 10h25 : Savin
10h30 - 10h50 : Coffee break
10h50 - 11h40 : Bogolomny
11h45 - 12h35 : Goetschy
12h45 - 14h00 : Lunch
14h00 - 14h50 : Aubry
14h55 - 15h45 : Borcea
15h50 - 16h00 : Short break
16h00 - 16h50 : Round table
16h55 : Final remarks

Contact :

Josselin Garnier and
Sergey Skipetrov


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