A & Q Seminar: Patrik Ferrari

Title: KPZ universality in mathematics and physics.
Speaker: Patrik Ferrari
Abstract: The Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class of stochastic growth models has several connections with other a-priori unrelated models in mathematics physics. We will describe which models belongs to the KPZ class, present some of the known result, and highlight some connections, in particular the one with random polymers and random matrices.