CNRS’ Research Director lectured a course on integrable systems at CMM

CNRS’ Research Director lectured a course on integrable systems at CMM

An interdisciplinary group of researchers attended the course on integrable systems lectured by Jean Avan, Research Director at the Centre Nacional de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), which took place at the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of Universidad de Chile and offered a view on a wide range of notions related to this knowledge field.

“The course was interesting for the researchers of our different laboratories. Integrable systems attracts the attention of physics and also mathematicians, since it has applications in both areas and it has also became more important in the last centuries”, pointed out Servet Martínez, researcher at CMM and organizer of the event, which was held on 12th, 14th and 19th November.

“The results obtained in the last 10 years with integrable systems allow to confront theoretical models to their realization in the real world.Indeed, they have been manufactured. It is very gratifying when you see an abstract model having specific applications”, highlighted Jean Avan, who also works as researcher of the Physics Laboratory at CNRS.

He explained that from a Physics approach there are big questions still to be solved about computation, since “we have just started being able to compute and check. More theoretical computation can be done”. Avan added that some new or at least original mathematical structure might arise with integrable models.

“I decided to attend considering that Jean Avan is an expert in the area. The seminar had a very advanced level, so understanding in detail is difficult. But for me it was very useful to be provided with a general perspective”, said Aris Daniilidis, CMM researcher.

The programme focused on concepts of classical integrability (like Hamiltonian formulation or the Liouville theorem), the extension to classical field theory (including the monodromy matrix or inverse problems) and quantum integrability (such as factorizable amplitudes to QYB equation).

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Frontpage, News