# Statistical physics, combinatorics and probability: from discrete to continuous models

## Introductory symposium, 7 – 8 September 2009

The first week of the trimester featured an informal introductory symposium, whose aim was to get participants acquainted with each other and with some topics discussed along the trimester.

### Talks

- Louigi Addario-Berry,
*Critical percolation on the complete graph* (slides)
- Cédric Boutillier,
*The critical Ising model on isoradial graphs: an approach via dimers* (slides)
- Philippe Chassaing,
*Cellular automata and ballistic annihilation* (slides)
- Jesper Jacobsen,
*Boundary conformal field theory and applications* (slides)
- Des Johnston,
*ASEPs, PASEPs and paths* (slides)
- Thordur Jonsson,
*Random trees and vertex splitting* (slides)
- Andrea Sportiello,
*Trees and forests in 2-D Statistical Mechanics* (slides)
- Kelli Talaska,
*A combinatorial approach to total positivity via path enumeration* (slides)
- John Wheater,
*Gravity, Random Graphs and Spectral Dimension* (slides)

You may download the program here.