AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
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2008 Fall Western Section Meeting
Vancouver, Canada, October 45, 2008 (Saturday  Sunday)
Meeting #1041
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS
lapidus@math.ucr.edu,
lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Probability and Statistical Mechanics

Saturday October 4, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Probability and Statistical Mechanics, I
Room 4, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
David Brydges, University of British Columbia db5d@math.ubc.ca
Richard Kenyon, Brown University rkenyon@math.brown.edu

8:00 a.m.
Multicoloured matchings with general restrictions.
Gidi Amir, University of Toronto
Omer Angel*, UBC
Ander Holroyd, Microsoft Research
Terry Soo, UBC
(104160216)

8:30 a.m.
Gibbs measures on combinatorial structures.
Shankar Bhamidi*, Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia
(104160169)

9:00 a.m.
Dimer packings with gaps and electrostatics: Boundary interactions.
Mihai Ciucu*, Indiana University
(104182238)

9:30 a.m.
Asymptotic Expansion for Dimer Lambda_d.
Paul Federbush*, University of Michigan
(104182187)

10:00 a.m.
Five Stories about the Metropolis Algorithm.
Persi Diaconis*, Stanford University, Departments of Mathematics & Statistics
(104160197)

Saturday October 4, 2008, 3:00 p.m.5:10 p.m.
Special Session on Probability and Statistical Mechanics, II
Room 4, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
David Brydges, University of British Columbia db5d@math.ubc.ca
Richard Kenyon, Brown University rkenyon@math.brown.edu

Sunday October 5, 2008, 8:00 a.m.10:40 a.m.
Special Session on Probability and Statistical Mechanics, III
Room 4, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
David Brydges, University of British Columbia db5d@math.ubc.ca
Richard Kenyon, Brown University rkenyon@math.brown.edu

Sunday October 5, 2008, 3:00 p.m.6:20 p.m.
Special Session on Probability and Statistical Mechanics, IV
Room 4, Woodward Building (Instructional Resources Center/IRC)
Organizers:
David Brydges, University of British Columbia db5d@math.ubc.ca
Richard Kenyon, Brown University rkenyon@math.brown.edu
Inquiries: meet@ams.org