Networks: from Matrix Functions to Quantum Physics

9 August 2017
Prof. Peter Grindrod CBE

This half-day research workshop will address issues at the intersection between network science, matrix theory and mathematical physics.

Network science is producing a wide range of challenging research problems that have diverse applications across science and engineering. It is natural to cast these research challenges in terms of matrix function theory. However, in many cases, closely related problems have been tackled by researchers working in statistical physics, notably quantum mechanics on graphs and quantum chaos. This workshop will discuss recent progress that has been made in both fields and highlight opportunities for cross-fertilization. While focusing on mathematical, physical and computational issues, some results will also be presented for real data sets of relevance to practitioners in network science.