Friday, May 23, 2008

Report on Thursday 22nd

The main event of the Thursday was the talk of Satya Majumdar on the relation between the Integer Partitioning Problem and the statistics of extremes. By the right choice for the energy of the state ("number") one can map the problem to the statistics of a Bose gas. Then, even an interpretation can be found in how the Gumbel distribution a long ago found in mathematics arises. Many extensions could be foreseen (many of which were already resolved by Satya).

Meanwhile, the weather got better and warmer.

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