Integrable Systems in Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Conference in Memory of Boris Dubrovin (online, 28 June to 2 July 2021)

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Description

 

Please note that the conference  is taking place online  from 28th of June to 2nd of July 2021

 

The notion of integrable system in classical mechanics dates back to Joseph Liouville and has an illustrious and long history; it has since expanded considerably and received input from distant areas of mathematics and physics like algebraic geometry, symplectic topology, string-theory, combinatorics, statistical mechanics, stochastic models and more.

The conference aims to bring together leading mathematicians that have contributed and are contributing to the success and dissemination of methods and ideas originating from integrable systems in all areas of mathematics and physics.

The conference is in memory of Boris Dubrovin (1950 - 2019), whose activity in the past forty years has been a driving force and a reference beacon for many researchers in Mathematical Physics and Geometry.

Letters in Mathematical Physics will publish a special issue in his honour. 

Preliminary list of speakers

Anne Boutet de Monvel (Paris VI, France), Gaetan Borot (TU Berlin), Alexander Buryak (Leeds, UK),  Mattia Cafasso (Angers, France)
Mauro Carfora (Pavia, Italy),  Guido Carlet  (Dijon, France),  Tom Claeys (UCLouvain, Belgium)
Vladimir Dragovic (UT Dallas, USA),  Yakov Eliashberg  (Stanford, USA), Gregorio Falqui (Milano Bicocca, Italy), Giovanni Felder  (ETH, Zurich, CH), Evgeny Ferapontov (Loughbourough, UK),  Alexander Givental (Berkeley, USA),  Claus Hertling, (Mannheim, Germany),  Alexander  Its (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianpolis, USA),  Nalini Joshi (Sidney, AU), Christian Klein, (Dijon, France), Dmitry Korotkin (Concordia, CA),  Igor Krichever (Columbia, USA and Skoltech, Moscow), Arno  Kuijlaars  (KU Leuven Belgium),  Marta Mazzocco (Birmingham, UK),  Ken McLaughlin (Fort Collins, USA),  Sergei P. Novikov* (Steklov, Moscow and UMD, Maryland, USA), Andrei Okounkov (Columbia, USA), Vasilisa Shramchenko (Sherbrooke, CA), Ian Strachan (Glasgow, UK), Alexander Veselov (Loughborough, UK), Di Yang (Hefei, China), Youjin Zhang (Tsinghua, China),  Don Zagier (ICTP, Trieste Italy  and  Max Planck Bonn, Germany)

* to be confirmed

Scientific Committee:  Marco Bertola (SISSA - Concordia Univ.),  Andrea Brini (Sheffield, UK),  Ugo Bruzzo (SISSA), Ludwig Dabrowski (SISSA), Vladimir Dragovich (UT Dallas, USA),Barbara Fantechi (SISSA), Tamara Grava, (SISSA - Univ. Bristol), Davide Guzzetti (SISSA), Paolo Lorenzoni (Milano Bicocca), Davide Masoero (University of Lisbon), Paolo Rossi (Univ. Padova),  Vladimir Rubtsov (Angers, France),  Jacopo Stoppa (SISSA), Alessandro Tanzini (SISSA)

Organizing Commitee: Marco Bertola (SISSA- Concordia Univ.),   Eduardo Chavez-Heredia (SISSA-Bristol), Harini Desiraju (SISSA), Vladimir Dragovic (UT Dallas, USA), Massimo Gisonni (SISSA), Tamara Grava (SISSA-Bristol), Davide Guzzetti (SISSA),  Paolo Lorenzoni (Milano Bicocca), Davide Masoero (University of Lisbon), Guido Mazzuca (SISSA), Giuseppe Orsatti (SISSA),Paolo Rossi (Padova).

 

Participants
  • Ahmed Rakin Kamal
  • Alan Groot
  • Alberto Lastra Sedano
  • Alessandro Tanzini
  • Alexander Givental
  • Alexander Its
  • Alexander Mikhailov
  • Alexander Minakov
  • Alexander Veselov
  • Alexander Zuevsky
  • Alexandr Buryak
  • Alfredo Deaño
  • Alice Roitberg
  • Alisa Knizel
  • Andrea Raimondo
  • Andrea Ricolfi
  • Andreas Hohl
  • Andrei Agrachev
  • Andrei Okounkov
  • Andrei Prokhorov
  • Andrew Kels
  • Aniket Joshi
  • Anna Barbieri
  • Anne Boutet de Monvel
  • Antonino Travia
  • Antonio Lerario
  • Antonio Moro
  • Arno Kuijlaars
  • Arun Ram
  • Asem Abdelraouf
  • Baofeng Feng
  • Barbara Fantechi
  • Ben Gormley
  • Bhargavi Jonnadula
  • Biying Wang
  • Bjorn Berntson
  • Carlo Scarpa
  • Carlos Leon
  • Cesare Reina
  • Chaabane Rejeb
  • Chao-Zhong Wu
  • Christian Klein
  • Claus Hertling
  • Daniel Mathews
  • Daniele Amato
  • Daniele Valeri
  • Danilo Lewanski
  • Davide Guzzetti
  • Davide Masoero
  • Di Yang
  • Diana Nguyen
  • Dmitri Rachenkov
  • Dmitry Korotkin
  • Don Zagier
  • Eduardo Chavez Heredia
  • Ekaterina Shchetka
  • Elba Garcia-Failde
  • Elena Lukzen
  • Elizabeth Its
  • Elliot Blackstone
  • Emilia Alvarez
  • Emilia Mezzetti
  • Emilio Franco
  • Evgeny Ferapontov
  • Fabio Deelan Cunden
  • Fabio Perroni
  • Faezeh Farivar
  • Farhan Khan
  • Fatane Mobasheramini
  • Fatma Cicek
  • Federico Zullo
  • Fran Globlek
  • Francesco Benini
  • Francisco Hernández Iglesias
  • Gabriele Bogo
  • Gabriele Degano
  • Galina Filipuk
  • Gaëtan Borot
  • Georgios Papamikos
  • Gianfausto Dell'Antonio
  • Gianluca Panati
  • Giordano Cotti
  • Giorgio Gubbiotti
  • Giorgio Tondo
  • Giovanni Felder
  • Giovanni Landi
  • Giulia Gugiatti
  • Giulio Bonelli
  • Giulio Ruzza
  • Giuseppe Dito
  • Giuseppe Gaeta
  • Giuseppe MARMO
  • Giuseppe Orsatti
  • Gregorio Falqui
  • Guglielmo Moroni
  • Guido Carlet
  • guido mazzuca
  • Guilherme Feitosa de Almeida
  • Guilherme Silva
  • Haoshen Li
  • Harini Desiraju
  • Hassan Attarchi
  • Helen Christodoulidi
  • Holger Dullin
  • Hossein Kheiri
  • Ian Strachan
  • Igor Krichever
  • Ilia Gaiur
  • Ilia Roustemoglou
  • Ioana Coman
  • Irina Goryuchkina
  • Jen-Hsu Chang
  • JIng Ping Wang
  • Jing Zhou
  • Joanne Dong
  • Johan van de Leur
  • Johan Wright
  • juanjuan Qi
  • Kaiwen Sun
  • Karoline van Gemst
  • Kenneth McLaughlin
  • Laszlo Feher
  • Leo Kaminski
  • Li Han
  • Luis Felipe Lopez Reyes
  • Maali Alkadhem
  • Makiko Mase
  • Marcella Palese
  • Marcello Porta
  • Marco Bertola
  • Marco Pedroni
  • Maria del Rosario Gonzalez-Dorrego
  • Marta Mazzocco
  • Martin Guest
  • Massimiliano Berti
  • Massimo Gisonni
  • Mats Vermeeren
  • Matteo Casati
  • Mattia CAFASSO
  • Mauro Carfora
  • Maxim Arnold
  • Maxim Pavlov
  • Maxime Fairon
  • Michele Cirafici
  • Michele Sciacca
  • Milena Radnovic
  • Misha Feigin
  • Muhammad Sohaib Khalid
  • Nalini Joshi
  • Nezhla Aghee
  • Nicolas Babinet
  • Nicolo Sibilla
  • Nikita Nikolaev
  • Nikos Kallinikos
  • Nitin Chidambaram
  • Oleg Lisovyi
  • Olena Atlasiuk
  • Orlando Ragnisco
  • Oscar Brauer
  • Ounesli Hamza
  • Panagiota Adamopoulou
  • Paolo Lorenzoni
  • Paolo Rossi
  • Paolo Tomasini
  • Paolo Ventura
  • Peter Clarkson
  • Pierandrea Vergallo
  • PIERGIULIO TEMPESTA
  • Pierre van Moerbeke
  • Pieter Roffelsen
  • Raffaele Vitolo
  • Ramtin Sasani
  • Ratbay Myrzakulov
  • Reinier Kramer
  • Renat Gontsov
  • Riccardo Ontani
  • Robert Jenkins
  • Robert Maher
  • Roman Klimov
  • Roozbeh Gharakhloo
  • Ross Moore
  • Ruijun Wu
  • Sara Galasso
  • Sara Lombardo
  • Sara Perletti
  • Sayeda Tashnuba Jahan
  • Sean Dawson
  • Sean Gasiorek
  • Sergey Agafonov
  • Sergey Shadrin
  • Simon Salamon
  • Simone Castellan
  • Simonetta Abenda
  • Sjoerd Beentjes
  • Sofia Tarricone
  • Stefano Bianchini
  • Tamara Grava
  • Taro Kimura
  • Thao Thuan Vu Ho
  • Thiago Araujo
  • Thomas Bothner
  • Thomas Chen
  • Thomas Chen
  • Thomas Chouteau
  • Thomas Guidoni
  • Tiziano Penati
  • Tom Claeys
  • Tom Sutherland
  • Tomoki Ohsawa
  • Ugo Bruzzo
  • Vadym Kurylenko
  • Vasilisa Shramchenko
  • Veronica Fantini
  • Victor Batyrev
  • Victor Goryunov
  • Viktoriia Krechko
  • Vincent Knibbeler
  • Vladimir Dragovic
  • Vladimir Ejov
  • Vladimir Leksin
  • Vladimir Novikov
  • Volodya Rubtsov
  • Xavier Blot
  • Xiangke Chang
  • Xiaobin Li
  • xin wang
  • Yakov Eliashberg
  • Yang Liu
  • yang shi
  • Yasuhiro Ohta
  • Youjin Zhang
  • Yu-Juan Zhang
  • Yuancheng Xie
  • Yun-Feng Wang
  • Zaifeng Lin
  • zhengping gui
  • Ziruo Zhang
    • 9:20 AM 9:30 AM
      Welcome from the organizers 10m
    • 9:30 AM 10:10 AM
      Variational Bihamiltonian Cohomology and Integrable Hierarchies 40m Chair: Paolo Lorenzoni

      Chair: Paolo Lorenzoni

      In order to study deformations of Virasoro symmetries of the bihamiltonian integrable hierarchies associated to semisimple Frobenius manifolds, we introduce the notion of variational bihamiltonian cohomology, and compute the cohomology groups that will be used in our study of deformations of Virasoro symmetries. To illustrate its application, we classify the conformal bihamiltonian structures with semisimple hydrodynamic limits.

      Speaker: Prof. Youjin Zhang (Tsinghua University)
    • 10:20 AM 11:00 AM
      A Riemann-Hilbert approach to q-discrete Painlevé equations 40m Chair: Paolo Lorenzoni

      Chair: Paolo Lorenzoni

      The Riemann-Hilbert method provides a powerful framework for describing solutions of the classical Painlevé equations and semi-classical families of orthogonal polynomials. In this talk, I will give an overview and describe some recent results that show how to extend the framework to describe solutions of q-discrete Painlevé equations and q-orthogonal polynomials. (This is based on collaborative work with Tom Lasic Latimer and Pieter Roffelsen; see arXiv:1911.05854 and arXiv:2106.01042.)

      Speaker: Prof. Nalini Joshi (University of Sidney)
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 12:10 PM
      Numerical Study of Davey-Stewartson systems 40m Chair: Paolo Lorenzoni

      Chair: Paolo Lorenzoni

      We present a detailed numerical study of solutions to Davey-Stewartson (DS) systems, nonlocal nonlinear Schrödinger equations in two spatial dimensions. A possible blow-up of solutions is studied, a conjecture for a selfsimilar blow-up is formulated. In the integrable cases, numerical and hybrid approaches for the inverse scattering are presented. We comment on DS II and DS I systems.

      Speaker: Prof. Christian Klein (Université de Bourgogne)
    • 12:10 PM 3:00 PM
      Lunch Break 2h 50m
    • 3:00 PM 3:40 PM
      Logarithmic Painlevé functions and Mathieu stability chart 40m Chair: Marco Bertola

      Chair: Marco Bertola

      The tau function of Painlevé III_3 equation (parameterless PIII) corresponding to generic monodromy data is known to coincide with the dual Nekrasov-Okounkov partition function and admits explicit combinatorial series representation. I will explain how to derive an analog of this representation for the one-parameter family of non-generic solutions of Painlevé III_3 characterized by the logarithmic asymptotics. I will also discuss a connection between such logarithmic tau functions and the characteristic values of Mathieu equation describing the band structure of the Schroedinger operator with a cosine potential.

      Speaker: Prof. Oleg Lisovyi (LMPT, Tours University)
    • 3:50 PM 4:30 PM
      Generating function of monodromy symplectomorphism, isomonodromic tau-function and its WKB expansion. 40m Chair: Marco Bertola

      Chair: Marco Bertola

      We discuss three closely related problems. First, we consider the $SL(n)$ character variety of the Riemann surface of genus $g$ with $n$ punctures and show how to invert the Goldman Poisson structure on its symplectic leaf in terms of Fock-Goncharov coordinates. A version of this result for the extended character variety proposed by L.Jeffrey in 1994 is presented.
      Second, we apply this formalism to study the generating function of the monodromy symplectomorphism for the Fuchsian system on the Riemann sphere. In our framework, the symplectic potential on the (extended) character variety is expressed via Fock-Goncharov coordinates. This generating function can be naturally identified with the Jimbo-Miwa tau-function, which allows to fix the dependence of the tau-function on monodromy data. As a by-product, we obtain a new hamiltonian formulation of Schlesinger system which involves quadratic Poisson brackets with dynamical r-matrix.
      Third, we study the WKB expansion of the generating function; these calculations are based on WKB expansion of Fock-Goncharov coordinates in terms of certain Abelian integrals, known as Voros symbols.

      Speaker: Prof. Dmitry Korotkin (Concordia University)
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 5:00 PM 5:40 PM
      On algebraic integrability of the elliptic two-dimensional $CP^n$ sigma model 40m Chair: Marco Bertola

      Chair: Marco Bertola

      Harmonic maps of two-dimensional Riemann surface $\Sigma$ to a Riemann manifold $M$ are of interest both in physics and mathematics. They are critical points of the Dirichlet functional, the sigma model action.
      In the talk a new approach to the study of these models will be presented. In particular we show that the Dubrovin-Krichever-Novikov hierarchy can be seen as a family of commuting symmetries of the $CP^n$ sigma model. As a corollary we prove that the spectral curves associated with harmonic maps of two-torus to spheres are algebraic.

      The talk is based on a joint work with Nikita Nekrasov

      Speaker: Prof. Igor Krichever (Columbia University)
    • 9:30 AM 10:10 AM
      Frobenius k-characters, Fricke identities and Markov equation 40m Chair: Davide Masoero

      Chair: Davide Masoero

      In 1896 Frobenius and Fricke published two seemingly unrelated papers: Frobenius started to develop his theory of k-characters for finite groups motivated by Dedekind's question about factorisation of the group determinant, while Fricke followed Klein's approach to the uniformization theorem. I will explain that in fact these two works can be naturally linked and both are related to remarkable Markov's paper of 1880 on arithmetic of binary quadratic forms.

      The central part of the talk is a brief review and extension of the theory of k-characters for finite groups initiated by Frobenius, who was motivated by the factorisation problem of the group determinant. We will mainly follow his very deep original work, which was further developed more recently by Johnson, Wiles, Taylor, Buchstaber and Rees.

      The talk is based on joint work with V.M. Buchstaber.

      Reference:

      V.M. Buchstaber and A.P. Veselov Fricke identities, Frobenius $k$-characters and Markov equation. In: Integrability, Quantization and Geometry. II : Quantum Theory and Algebraic Geometry. Proc. Symp. Pure Math. 103.2 (2021), 67-78.

      Speaker: Prof. Alexander Veselov ( Loughborough University, UK and Moscow State University, Russia)
    • 10:20 AM 11:00 AM
      Integrability Of Integro-Differential Painlevé Equations 40m Chair: Davide Masoero

      Chair: Davide Masoero

      Motivated by applications in integrable probability, I will discuss the integrability properties of some integro-differential generalisations of Painlevé equations.

      Speaker: Prof. Mattia Cafasso (Université d'Angers)
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 12:10 PM
      Hamiltonian aspects of multilayer flows 40m Chair: Davide Masoero

      Chair: Davide Masoero

      The theory of Hamiltonian PDEs will be applied to study evolution equations deduced from the Euler equations in the incompressibility regime by means of suitable vertical-averaging and asymptotic expansion processes. We shall consider two and three layers sharply stratified flows in an infinite 2D channel. A Hamiltonian structure introduced by T.-B. Benjamin will be reviewed and specialised to the models. We shall show how to reduce the full 2D Hamiltonian picture to 1D averaged equations and discuss conservation laws in the long wave dispersionless limit, with a view towards the inclusion of dispersive terms. The Boussinesq approximation of neglecting density differences in the fluids' inertia will be then applied to the leading order equations, showing the equivalence of the two-layer system with the shallow-water Airy system (a/k/a dispersionless NLS). Time permitting, we shall finally discuss time evolutions from a class of suitable initial data.

      This is a report of joint ongoing works with R.A. Camassa (UNC - Chapel Hill), G. Ortenzi (Milano-Bicocca), M. Pedroni (Bergamo) and others.

      Speaker: Prof. Gregorio Falqui (Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni Universita' di Milano-Bicocca)
    • 12:10 PM 2:30 PM
      Lunch Break 2h 20m
    • 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
      Poster - 3 minutes talks 2h Chair: Vladimir Dragovic

      Chair: Vladimir Dragovic

      Speakers:
      1. Almeida Guilherme - Differential geometry of orbit space of extended Jacobi group $A_n$
      2. Atlasiuk Olena - On generic boundary-value problems
      for differential system
      3. Attarchi Hassan - Why escape is faster than expected
      4. Babinet Nicolas - Hirota equation for the supermatrix model
      5. Chen Thomas - Constructing Classical Integrable Systems Using Artificial Neural Networks
      6. Chouteau Thomas - Hamiltonian structure for higher-order Airy kernel
      7. Fairon Maxime - Integrable systems on (multiplicative) quiver varieties
      8. Fantini Veronica - On 2d-4d Wall-Crossing Formulas and the extended tropical vertex
      9. Gharakhloo Roozbeh - Modulated Bi-orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle: The
      2j -k and j - 2k Systems
      10. Gubbiotti Giorgio - Recent developments on variational difference equations and their classi?cation
      11. Robert Jenkins - Large time asymptotic behavior for the Derivative Nonlinear Schrodinger (DNLS) Equation
      12. Kels Andrew - $\mathbb{C}^8 \times Q(E_8)$ extension of the elliptic Painlevé equation
      13. Kramer Reinier - KP for Hurwitz-type cohomological field theories
      14. Minakov Alexander - Gap probabilities in the Freud random matrix ensemble
      15. Prokhorov Andrei - Large parameter asymptotics of rational solutions of Painlev´e III equation near zero.
      16. Ruzza Giulio - Jacobi Unitary Ensemble and Hurwitz numbers
      17. Tarricone Sofia - Stokes manifolds and cluster algebras
      18. Vergallo Pierandrea - Classi?cation of bi-Hamiltonian pairs extended by isometries
      19. Vermeeren Mats - A Lagrangian perspective on integrability
      20. Zhang Ziruo - Black Hole Entropy from the Superconformal Index
      21. Zhou Jing - An exponential Fermi accelerator, a Rectangular Billiard with Moving Slits

    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 5:00 PM 5:40 PM
      Isomonodromy aspects of the tt* equations of Cecotti and Vafa. Iwasawa factorization and asymptotics. 40m Chair: Marta Mazzocco

      Chair: Marta Mazzocco

      In this talk the results concerning the global asymptotic analysis of the tt* - Toda equation,

      $ 2(w_i)_{t\bar{t}} = -e^{2(w_{i+1} - w_i)} + e^{2(w_{i} - w_{i+1})},$

      where, for all $i$, $w_i = w_{i+4}$ (periodicity), $ w_i = w_i(|t|)$ (radial condition), and $w_i + w_{-i-1} = 0$ (``anti-symmetry"), will be presented.

      The problem has been intensively studied since the early 90s work of Cecotti and Vafa. In these work a prominent role of the tt* equations in the classification of supersymmetric field theories had been revealed and a series of important conjectures about their solutions has been formulated. We study the question using a combination of methods from PDE, isomonodromic deformations (Riemann-Hilbert method), and loop groups (Iwasawa factorization). We place these global solutions into the broader context of solutions which are smooth near 0. For such solutions, we compute explicitly the Stokes data and connection matrix of the associated meromorphic system, in the resonant cases as well as in the non-resonant case. This allows us to give a complete picture of the monodromy data, holomorphic data, and asymptotic data of the global solutions.

      This is a joint work with Martin Guest and Chang-Shou Lin.

      Speaker: Prof. Alexander Its (Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis)
    • 5:50 PM 6:30 PM
      On K-theory of Deligne-Mumford spaces 40m Chair: Marta Mazzocco

      Chair: Marta Mazzocco

      I will discuss the state of affairs in the theory of K-theoretic Gromov-Witten invariants of the point target space.

      Speaker: Prof. Alexander Givental
    • 9:30 AM 10:10 AM
      From Frobenius manifolds to hyperKahler geometry via Donaldson-Thomas invariants 40m Chair: Paolo Rossi

      Chair: Paolo Rossi

      In the theory of Frobenius manifolds a connection with a regular and an irregular singularity, with associated Stokes phenomena, plays a fundamental role. In this talk the link between Donaldson-Thomas (DT) invariants and such isomonodromy problems - with an infinite dimensional Lie algebra - is studied. The DT-invariants control the Stokes factors between sectors, and the various objects can be combined to form what is called a Joyce structure, and this in turn defines a (complex) hyperKahler structure on a certain tangent bundle TM. Finally, borrowing ideas from the deformation quantisation programme, the relationship between quantum DT-invariants and Moyal-deformations of hyperKahler structures is studied.

      Speaker: Prof. Ian Strachan (University of Glasgow)
    • 10:20 AM 11:00 AM
      The universal unfolding is an atlas of Stokes data for the simple and the simple elliptic singularities 40m Chair: Paolo Rossi

      Chair: Paolo Rossi

      A holomorphic vector bundle on $\mathbb{C}$ with a meromorphic connection with an order 2 pole at 0 can be encoded by its monodromy data. In many cases from algebraic geometry, the pole part is semisimple with pairwise different eigenvalues $u_1,...,u_n$, and the monodromy data boil down to these eigenvalues and an upper triangular matrix with integer entries, a Stokes matrix. Isomonodromic deformations lead to a braid group orbit of Stokes matrices and base spaces, where the eigenvalues $u_1,...,u_n$ are locally canonical coordinates. The talk discusses this for the simple and the simple elliptic singularities. Here distinguished bases of the Milnor lattice are marked monodromy data. For the simple singularities (Looijenga and Deligne 73/74) and the simple elliptic singularities (Hertling and Roucairol 07/18), this leads to an understanding of the base spaces of certain global versal unfoldings as atlasses of marked monodromy data.

      Speaker: Prof. Claus Hertling (Universität Mannheim)
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 12:10 PM
      Second-order integrable Lagrangians and WDVV equations 40m Chair: Paolo Rossi

      Chair: Paolo Rossi

      We investigate the integrability of Euler-Lagrange equations associated with 2D second-order Lagrangians.
      By deriving integrability conditions for the Lagrangian density, examples of integrable Lagrangians expressible via elementary functions,
      Jacobi theta functions and dilogarithms are constructed. A link of second-order integrable Lagrangians to WDVV equations is established.
      Generalisations to 3D second-order integrable Lagrangians are also discussed.

      Based on:
      E.V. Ferapontov, M.V. Pavlov, Lingling Xue,
      Second-order integrable Lagrangians and WDVV equations, Lett. Math. Phys. (2021); doi:10.1007/s11005-021-01403-3; arXiv:2007.03768.

      Speaker: Prof. Evgeny Ferapontov (University of Loughbourough)
    • 12:10 PM 3:00 PM
      Lunch Break 2h 50m
    • 3:00 PM 3:40 PM
      Initial data for Airy kernel determinant solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries equation 40m Chair: Davide Guzzetti

      Chair: Davide Guzzetti

      Fredholm determinants associated to deformations of the Airy kernel characterize a specific solution of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation, and the same determinants appear in models for finite temperature free fermions. These determinants belong to a class of solutions to the Korteweg-de Vries equation with singular initial data. I will discuss the initial data in detail, and I will explain the implications for the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation.
      The talk will be based on joint work (in progress) with Mattia Cafasso, Giulio Ruzza and Christophe Charlier.

      Speaker: Prof. Tom Claeys
    • 3:50 PM 4:30 PM
      The two-periodic Aztec diamond and matrix valued orthogonality 40m Chair: Davide Guzzetti

      Chair: Davide Guzzetti

      I will discuss how polynomials with a non-hermitian orthogonality on a contour in the complex plane arise in certain random tiling problems. In the case of periodic weightings the orthogonality is matrix valued. In work with Maurice Duits (KTH Stockholm) the Riemann-Hilbert problem
      for matrix valued orthogonal polynomials was used to obtain asymptotics for domino tilings of the two-periodic Aztec diamond. This model is remarkable since it gives rise to a gaseous phase, in addition to the more common solid and liquid phases.

      Reference:
      M. Duits and A.B.J. Kuijlaars,
      The two periodic Aztec diamond and matrix valued orthogonal polynomials,
      J. Eur. Math. Soc. 23 (2021), 1075-1131.

      Speaker: Prof. Arno Kuijlaars (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Break 30m
    • 5:00 PM 5:40 PM
      Soliton versus the gas 40m Chair: Davide Guzzetti

      Chair: Davide Guzzetti

      We study the dynamics of a single (tracer) soliton as it interacts with a continuum limit of solitons. Detailed asymptotics of the soliton's position will be enjoyed.

      Speaker: Prof. Ken McLaughlin (Colorado State University)
    • 9:30 AM 10:10 AM
      TALK CANCELLED: The focusing NLS equation with oscillating backgrounds: the shock problem 40m Chair: Simonetta Abenda

      Chair: Simonetta Abenda

      This lecture is cancelled, the talks will resume as usual at 10:20.


      I will consider a solution $q(x, t)$ for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation $iq_t + q_{xx} + 2|q|^2 q = 0 $ with initial values $q(x, 0) \approx A_1 e^{i \phi_1} e^{−2iB_1 x}$ as $x → −\infty$ and $q(x, 0) \approx A_2 e^{i\phi_{2}} e^{−2iB_2 x}$ as $x → +\infty$.

      I’m interested in its long-time asymptotics. It is qualitatively different in sectors $\xi_{i+1} < \xi := \frac{x}{t} < \xi_{i}$ of the $(x, t)$ half-plane and the goal is to determine these sectors and the asymptotics of $q$ in each of them.

      I will concentrate on the shock case ($B_1 < B_2$ ). The case $B_1 = B_2$ has already been studied by Biondini and Mantzavinos (CPAM 2017) and the rarefaction case ($B_2 < B_1$ ) is close to the case $A_1 = 0$ studied in a paper with Kotlyarov and Shepelsky (IMRN 2011).

      The shock case has already been considered by Buckingham and Venakides (CPAM 2007). I will show it is actually rich in asymptotic scenarios. I will present these different scenarios. They depend on the relative values of the parameters $A_j , B_j$ . (This is joint work with Jonatan Lenells and Dmitry Shepelsky.)

      Speaker: Prof. Anne Boutet de Monvel (Université de Paris, IMJ-PRG)
    • 10:20 AM 11:00 AM
      Poncelet property and quasi-periodicity of the integrable Boltzmann system 40m Chair: Simonetta Abenda

      Chair: Simonetta Abenda

      The integrable Boltzmann system describes the motion of a particle in a plane subject to an attractive central force with inverse-square law on one side of a wall at which the particle is reflected elastically. This model is a special case of a class of systems, involving also an inverse-cube law centrifugal force, considered by L. Boltzmann to illustrate his ergodic hypothesis. The system without centrifugal force was recently shown by G. Gallavotti and I. Jauslin to admit a second integral of motion additionally to the energy. By recording the subsequent positions and momenta of the particle as it hits the wall, we obtain a three-dimensional discrete-time dynamical system. We show that this system has the Poncelet property: if for given generic values of the integrals one orbit is periodic, then all orbits for these values are periodic and have the same period. We also prove a conjecture of Gallavotti and Jauslin on the quasi-periodicity of the integrable Boltzmann system, implying the applicability of Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser perturbation theory to the Boltzmann system with weak centrifugal force. As in the analogous case of the Poncelet porism, which I will review, the results rely on the theory of elliptic curves.

      Speaker: Prof. Giovanni Felder (ETH Zurich)
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 12:10 PM
      Extended nonlinear Schrodinger hierarchy and higher genera Catalan numbers 40m Chair: Simonetta Abenda

      Chair: Simonetta Abenda

      In the framework of the Givental construction of total descendent potential of the two-dimensional charge d=-1 Dubrovin-Frobenius manifold, we derive Hirota equations and study the Lax representation of the associated extended Schrodinger hierarchy. The total descendent potential is related to higher general Catalan numbers via CEO topological recursion.

      Speaker: Prof. Guido Carlet (Université de Bourgogne)
    • 12:10 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 50m
    • 2:00 PM 2:10 PM
      Presentation of the Dubrovin medal and awardees by SISSA director 10m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

    • 2:10 PM 2:20 PM
      Gaetan Borot's Laudatio by Marta Mazzocco 10m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

    • 2:20 PM 3:00 PM
      Geometry and topological recursion 40m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      I will describe various ramifications of the theory of topological recursion in intersection theory of the moduli space, integrable systems, Gromov-Witten theory and gauge theories, together with a few open problems.

      Speaker: Prof. Gaetan Borot (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
    • 3:10 PM 3:20 PM
      Alexander Buryak's Laudatio by Paolo Rossi 10m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

    • 3:20 PM 4:00 PM
      A noncommutative generalization of Witten's conjecture 40m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      The classical Witten conjecture says that the generating series of integrals of monomials in the psi-classes over the moduli spaces of curves is a solution to the KdV hierarchy. Together with Paolo Rossi, we present the following generalization of Witten's conjecture, which remarkably involves a noncommutative integrable system. On one side, let us deform Witten's generating series by inserting in the integrals certain naturally defined cohomology classes, the so-called double ramification cycles. It turns out that the resulting generating series is conjecturally a solution of a noncommutative KdV hierarchy, where one spatial variable is replaced by two spatial variables and the usual multiplication of functions is replaced by the noncommutative Moyal multiplication in the space of functions of two variables.

      Speaker: Prof. Alexandr Buryak (ETH Zurich)
    • 4:00 PM 4:10 PM
      16.00-16.10 Gianluigi Rozza mathematics area coordinator, concluding remarks. 10m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

    • 4:10 PM 4:30 PM
      Break 20m
    • 4:30 PM 5:10 PM
      Interpolation, integrals, and indices 40m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      There is an interesting topology behind such classical questions as interpolation and solving linear q-difference equations by integrals. It has to do with counting algebraic curves in some very specific geometries, which can be also phrased as computing indices in certain (2+1) dimensional supersymmetric QFTs. In particular, the q-difference equations appear as q-analogs of the Dubrovin connection. The talk will be an introduction to this circle of ideas.

      Speaker: Prof. Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University)
    • 5:20 PM 6:00 PM
      From SFT to Integrable Systems: my conversations with Boris Dubrovin 40m Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      Chair: Tamara Grava & Marco Bertola

      The formalism of Symplectic Field Theory proposed by A. Givental, H. Hofer and the speaker naturally leads to quantum integrable systems. This link was first observed in our discussions with Boris Dubrovin. In the talk I recall our conversations.

      Speaker: Prof. Yakov Eliashberg
    • 9:30 AM 10:10 AM
      Geometry and Arithmetic of Integrable Hierarchies of KdV-type (Part 1) 40m Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      This is a joint talk about certain rational numbers (special FJRW invariants) $\tau_{\mathfrak{g}}(g)$ indexed by a non-negative integer $g$ (genus) and a simply-laced Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ (for us always $A_l, D_l$ or $E_6$), with the case of $A_{r-1}$ being Witten's 1-point $r$-spin intersection numbers. These numbers can be defined geometrically as integrals over compactified moduli spaces of curves of products of psi-classes or else in the language of integrable systems as the Taylor expansion coefficients of the logarithms of tau-functions for certain integrable hierarchies, but they also have various elementary descriptions in terms of differential equations, recursions, explicit formulas or generating functions.

      Some of these explicit formulas will be given in Part I, in which the emphasis is on the algebraic and arithmetic properties of the numbers, especially in the $A_4$ case (5-spin intersection numbers). Here we show that there are three different ways to make the numbers $\tau_g = \tau_{A_4}(g)$ integral by multiplying by suitable elementary denominators (products of Pochhammer symbols). One of these three sequences of integers is the Taylor expansion of an algebraic function, and this works in all cases and will be discussed in Part II. The other two, which are proved by $p$-adic arguments, are in some ways more interesting since they give sequences that according to a famous conjecture of Y. André about "$G$-functions" should be the Taylor coefficients of period functions (solutions of Picard-Fuchs differential equations). This conjecture could be verified, and indeed these two other generating functions also turned out to be algebraic, but in a quite unexpected way related to Klein's formulas for the icosahedron. For other $A_l$ cases, we find an exact formula for the part of the intersection numbers made up of small prime numbers, giving ``best possible" denominators which, however, no longer fit into the framework of $G$-functions. This seems to be an interesting new phenomenon in the arithmetic theory of algebraic differential equations, even apart from this application.

      The second part of the talk will explain more about the geometric and integrable system backgrounds for the FJRW invariants and will contain a sketch of the proof of the above-mentioned algebraicity by using the method of wave functions. We also give several other different types of formulas, including a closed formula via residues of pseudo-differential operators, another closed formula (obtained also by Liu-Vakil-Xu) based on Brézin-Hikami's approach from matrix models, and asymptotic formulas in the large-genus limit. Moreover, we find that the all-genera one-point FJRW invariants for the $A_l$, $D_l$ and $E_6$ cases coincide with the coefficients of the calibration of the underlying Frobenius manifold evaluated at a special point.

      Speaker: Prof. Don Zagier
    • 10:20 AM 11:00 AM
      Geometry and Arithmetic of Integrable Hierarchies of KdV-type (Part 2) 40m Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      This is a joint talk about certain rational numbers (special FJRW invariants) $\tau_{\mathfrak{g}}(g)$ indexed by a non-negative integer $g$ (genus) and a simply-laced Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ (for us always $A_l, D_l$ or $E_6$), with the case of $A_{r-1}$ being Witten's 1-point $r$-spin intersection numbers. These numbers can be defined geometrically as integrals over compactified moduli spaces of curves of products of psi-classes or else in the language of integrable systems as the Taylor expansion coefficients of the logarithms of tau-functions for certain integrable hierarchies, but they also have various elementary descriptions in terms of differential equations, recursions, explicit formulas or generating functions.

      Some of these explicit formulas will be given in Part I, in which the emphasis is on the algebraic and arithmetic properties of the numbers, especially in the $A_4$ case (5-spin intersection numbers). Here we show that there are three different ways to make the numbers $\tau_g = \tau_{A_4}(g)$ integral by multiplying by suitable elementary denominators (products of Pochhammer symbols). One of these three sequences of integers is the Taylor expansion of an algebraic function, and this works in all cases and will be discussed in Part II. The other two, which are proved by $p$-adic arguments, are in some ways more interesting since they give sequences that according to a famous conjecture of Y. André about "$G$-functions" should be the Taylor coefficients of period functions (solutions of Picard-Fuchs differential equations). This conjecture could be verified, and indeed these two other generating functions also turned out to be algebraic, but in a quite unexpected way related to Klein's formulas for the icosahedron. For other $A_l$ cases, we find an exact formula for the part of the intersection numbers made up of small prime numbers, giving ``best possible" denominators which, however, no longer fit into the framework of $G$-functions. This seems to be an interesting new phenomenon in the arithmetic theory of algebraic differential equations, even apart from this application.

      The second part of the talk will explain more about the geometric and integrable system backgrounds for the FJRW invariants and will contain a sketch of the proof of the above-mentioned algebraicity by using the method of wave functions. We also give several other different types of formulas, including a closed formula via residues of pseudo-differential operators, another closed formula (obtained also by Liu-Vakil-Xu) based on Brézin-Hikami's approach from matrix models, and asymptotic formulas in the large-genus limit. Moreover, we find that the all-genera one-point FJRW invariants for the $A_l$, $D_l$ and $E_6$ cases coincide with the coefficients of the calibration of the underlying Frobenius manifold evaluated at a special point.

      Speaker: Prof. Di Yang (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 12:10 PM
      Ricci curvature and quantum geometry 40m Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      We describe a few elementary aspects of the circle of ideas associated with a quantum
      field theory (QFT) approach to Riemannian Geometry, a theme related to how Riemannian
      structures are generated out of the spectrum of (random or quantum) fluctuations
      around a background ?fiducial geometry. In such a scenario, Ricci curvature with its subtle
      connections to di ffusion, optimal transport, Wasserestein geometry, and renormalization
      group features prominently.

      Speaker: Prof. Mauro Carfora
    • 12:20 PM 1:00 PM
      Isomonodromic deformations: Confluence, Reduction and Quantization 40m Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      Chair: Gregorio Falqui

      In this talk I will discuss the isomonodromic deformations of systems of differential equations with poles of any order on the Riemann sphere as Hamiltonian flows on the product of co-adjoint orbits of the Takiff algebra (i.e. truncated current algebra). This is based on work in collaboration with Ilia Gaiur and Volodya Rubtsov. Our motivation is to produce confluent versions of the celebrated Knizhnik--Zamolodchikov equations and explain how their quasiclassical solution can be expressed via the isomonodromic $\tau$-function.
      In order to achieve this, we study the confluence cascade of $r+ 1$ simple poles to give rise to a singularity of arbitrary Poincar\'e rank $r$ as a Poisson morphism and explicitly compute the isomonodromic Hamiltonians.

      Speaker: Prof. Marta Mazzocco (University of Birmingham)
    • 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
      Lunch Break 1h 30m
    • 2:30 PM 3:10 PM
      Constrained Schlesinger system 40m Chair: Tamara Grava

      Chair: Tamara Grava

      We propose a modification of the classical Schlesinger system where some of the independent variables become functions of the other variables. This construction is motivated by considering a special variation of a hyperelliptic curve related to generalized Chebyshev polynomials. We also construct an algebro-geometric solution to the constrained Schlesinger system in terms of such a family of hyperelliptic curves.

      This is a joint work with Vladimir Dragovic (UTD).

      Speaker: Prof. Vasilisa Shramchenko (University of Sherbook)
    • 3:20 PM 4:00 PM
      Geometry and dynamics of isorotational and iso-harmonic deformations 40m Chair: Tamara Grava

      Chair: Tamara Grava

      The talk is based on a strong interrelation between integrable billiards and Poncelet polygons, extremal polynomials, Riemann surfaces, potential theory, and isomonodromic deformations. We discuss injectivity properties of rotation and winding numbers. We construct and describe isorotational families of Poncelet polygons inscribed in a given circle and subscribed about conics from a confocal family. After introducing a new notion of iso-harmonic deformations, we study their isomonodromic properties in the first nontrivial examples and indicate the genesis of a new class of the so-called constrained isomonodromic deformations. The talk is based on the work in progress with Vasilisa Shramchenko and:

      1. V. Dragovic, M. Radnovic, Periodic ellipsoidal billiard trajectories and extremal polynomials, Communications. Mathematical Physics, 2019, Vol. 372, p. 183-211.

      2. V. Dragovic, V . Shramchenko, Algebro-geometric solutions of the Schlesinger systems and the Poncelet-type polygons in higher dimensions, International Math. Research Notices, 2018, Vol. 2018, No 13, p. 4229-4259.

      3. V. Dragovic, V. Shramchenko, Algebro-geometric approach to an Okamoto transformation, the Painleve VI and Schlesinger equations, Annales Henri Poincare, 2019, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1121–1148.

      4. V. Dragovic, V. Shramchenko, Deformation of the Zolotarev polynomials and Painleve VI equations, Letters Mathematical Physics, 111, 75 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11005-021-01415-z.

      5. V. Dragovic, M. Radnovic, Poncelet polygons and monotonicity of rotation numbers: iso-periodic confocal pencils of conics, hidden traps, and marvels, arXiv: 2103.01215. 

      6. G. Andrews, V. Dragovic, M. Radnovic, Combinatorics of the periodic billiards within quadrics, arXiv: 1908.01026, The Ramanujan Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s11139-020-00346-y.

      Speaker: Prof. Vladimir Dragovic (University of Texas at Dallas)