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The Department of Mathematics is hosting a series of colloquia, open for all to attend. On 10 January 2023, Jens Marklof from the University of Bristol will give a talk on 'Random Lattices and Their Applications: From Statistical Mechanics to Number Theory'.

Abstract: Lattices are fundamental objects in physics, mathematics and computer science. Starting from a cubic lattice, say, we can perturb the structure by linear transformations (shearing, stretching, rotating) to obtain new lattices. Jens will discuss the resulting "space of lattices", the dynamics of group actions on this space, natural probability measures, as well as some powerful applications to long-standing problems in various areas of mathematics and mathematical physics.

About the Speaker: Jens Marklof graduated from Hamburg in 1994 and obtained his PhD in Ulm in 1997. During his career, he worked at Princeton, Hewlett-Packard, the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifique and the LPTMS in Paris. He moved to Bristol in 1999. His research focuses on dynamical systems and ergodic theory, quantum chaos, and the theory of automorphic forms. In 2014 he has been plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He obtained a series of top grants (amongst them, an EPSRC Advanced Research Grant in 2001 and an ERC Advanced Grant in 2012) and prestigious prizes such as the Philip Leverhulme Prize and the Marie Curie Excellence Award in 2004, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, the LMS Whitehead Prize in 2010. He is Fellow of the Royal Society since 2015.


This talk will take place in person at King's College London and will be streamed online via Microsoft Teams. Please click 'Register for this event' to sign up for either an In-Person Ticket or an Online Ticket. If you wish to attend the in-person event, you must select the correct ticket type.

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