The uses of random partitions

Andrei Okounkov

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These are extended notes for my talk at the ICMP 2003 in Lisbon. Our goal here is to demonstrate how natural and fundamental random partitions are from many different points of view. We discuss various natural measures on partitions, their correlation functions, limit shapes, and how they arise in applications, in particular, in the Gromov-Witten and Seiberg-Witten theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXIVth International Congress on Mathematical Physics
Subtitle of host publicationLisbon, 28 July - 2 August 2003
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9789812704016
ISBN (Print)981256201X, 9789812562012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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