**IAS/Park City Mathematics Series** 2009; 360 pp; hardcover Volume: 16 ISBN-10: 0-8218-4671-X ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4671-1 List Price: US$75 Member Price: US$60 Order Code: PCMS/16
| In recent years, statistical mechanics has been increasingly recognized as a central domain of mathematics. Major developments include the Schramm-Loewner evolution, which describes two-dimensional phase transitions, random matrix theory, renormalization group theory and the fluctuations of random surfaces described by dimers. The lectures contained in this volume present an introduction to recent mathematical progress in these fields. They are designed for graduate students in mathematics with a strong background in analysis and probability. This book will be of particular interest to graduate students and researchers interested in modern aspects of probability, conformal field theory, percolation, random matrices and stochastic differential equations. Titles in this series are co-published with the Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute. Members of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) receive a 20% discount from list price. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in probability and its applications in mathematics and physics. |