Recent Progress on Dimer Model and Statistical Mechanics

A two-day NSF-funded workshop on Aug.15-16, 2018 at the coastal UConn Avery Point Campus.

Logistic information (under construction)

In this workshop the participants will be introduced to the main results and research
problems on the dimer model. Particular attention will be given to the following areas at the forefront
of current research: limit shape, fluctuations of height functions, and applications to other
statistical mechanical model, including the Ising model and the and six-vertex model.


Funding is available for early career (particularly PhD students and  postdocs)  researchers.  Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply for funding through the registration form below.  You’ll need to upload your CV. Students should have a short letter of recommendation sent by their PhD adviser to: by July 15th, 2018 to guarantee full consideration.

Registration is free but required. Register here.

Schedule (tentative)



Invited Speakers:

Mark Adler (Brandeis University)

Kenneth Alexander (University of Southern California)

Cedric Boutillier (University of Pierre and Marie Curie)

Vadim Gorin (MIT)

Richard Kenyon (Brown University)

Marcin Lis (University of Cambridge)

Govind Menon (Brown University)

Jonathan Novak (University of California, San Diego)

Mei Yin (University of Denver)


Zhongyang Li