Integrable systems, special functions and combinatorics

23 - 28 June 2019

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College, the Isle of Skye

Scientific Organisers

  • Christopher Athorne, University of Glasgow
  • Misha Feigin, University of Glasgow
  • Claire Gilson, University of Glasgow
  • Christian Korff, University of Glasgow
  • Masatoshi Noumi, Kobe University
  • Wolfgang Schief, University of New South Wales
  • Ian Strachan, University of Glasgow
  • Daniele Valeri, University of Glasgow
  • Ralph Willox University of Tokyo


There has been a flurry of applications of techniques from integrable systems in the areas of special functions, combinatorics and stochastics. This workshop will bring together key experts in these areas as well as world-leading researchers within the community of integrable systems in order to:

  • disseminate the new applications and emerging problems, where expertise from integrable systems has led to a step change in research and opened up new horizons;
  • strengthen existing and explore new connections between the many different branches of integrable systems (continuous and discrete, classical and quantum);,
  • identify future perspectives and possible emerging trends;
  • provide a networking opportunity for established and early career researchers from Scotland and the wider UK.

During the workshop there will also be a reception in honour of Dr Jonathan Nimmo (1958 - 2017), a key member of the “Integrable Systems and Mathematical Physics" research group at the Univeristy of Glasgow, whose work has been highly influential on the development of the subject.

Please note that this workshop will take place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College, on the Isle of Skye, 23-28 June. A coach will leave from Glasgow to the workshop location for Sunday 23 June, leaving late morning/early lunchtime arriving in the evening at the Gaelic College. Departure from the conference location will be on Friday, 28 June in the morning arriving back in Glasgow in the afternoon. Precise details will be confirmed closer to the time.

The workshop organisers would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust towards the costs of this meeting.