The Statistical Physics Cornucopia
6  8 September 2017, Théâtre de la Reine Blanche, Paris
Although turning 60 is not a big deal anymore, we still want to honor our friend, mentor and collaborator Marc Mézard who will hit that mark in August 2017.
This conference is to celebrate Marc's exceptional scientific
career. The program will reflect the depth and broad range of Marc’s scientific contributions, many of them at the boundary between different fields. Two round tables, on scientific education, the other on interdisciplinary science, will also take place.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is
obligatory before July 31, 2017 on the following
registration page .
Organisers
 G. Biroli
 J.P. Bouchaud
 R. Monasson
 L. Zdeborová
 Speakers
 A. Aspect
 E. Brézin
 E. Bouchaud
 A. CojaOghlan
 L. Cugliandolo
 B. Derrida
 P. Diaconis
 D. Fisher
 I. Giardina
 D. Gross
 W. Krauth
 F. Krzakala
 S. Majumdar
 A. Montanari
 T. Mora
 G. Parisi
 O. Rivoire
 C. Toninelli
 R. Urbanke
 A. Walczak
 J. Yedidia
 F. Zamponi
 R. Zecchina
 Tuesday 5th September, 2017, 18:00, ENS (The entrance hall of 24 Rue Lhomond): Welcome party
 (all the following program at Théâtre de la Reine Blanche)

 Wednesday 6th September, 2017
 Morning
 9:00 – 9:45 E. Brézin: Critical wetting, and old but still controversial subject
 9:45 – 10:30 G. Parisi: Random Matching theory and Beyond
 11:00 – 11:45 B. Derrida: Renormalization and disorder : a simple toy model
 11:45 – 12:30 W. Krauth: Matching, Marching and Mixing: Algorithms and applications
 Afternoon
 2:00 – 2:45 A. Montanari: The algorithmic lens
 2:45 – 3 :30 T. Mora: Susceptibility and sensitivity of a neural population code
 3:30 – 4:15 O. Rivoire: Large deviations from physics to biology
 4:45 – 5:30 A. Aspect: Anderson localisation in ultracold atoms: an example of a quantum simulation
 5:30 – 7:00 Round Table on Interdisciplinarity:
 Participants: R. Urbanke, J. Yedidia, W. Bialek, D. Cohen, R. Zecchina
 7:30 “L’Auberge Rouge” (Jean Epstein, 1923) & Concert

 Thursday 7th September, 2017
 Morning
 9:00 – 9:45 E. Bouchaud: Fracture of near liquids
 9:45 – 10:30 S. Majumdar: Top eigenvalue of a random matrix: TracyWidom distribution and the 3rd order phase transition
 11:15 – 12:00 A. Walczak: Diversity and prediction on immune systems
 Afternoon
 2:00 – 2:45 F. Krzakala: Planted Spin Glasses
 2:45 – 3:30 A. CojaOghlan: Belief Propagation on replica symmetric factor graph models
 3:30 – 4:15 R. Urbanke: TBA
 4:45 – 5:30 R. Zecchina: The outofequilibrium landscape of neural networks learning algorithms: from driven stochastic processes to quantum annealing algorithms
 5:30 – 7:00 Round Table on Education:
 Participants: S. Balibar, G. Ben Arous, E. Brezin (chair), E. Bouchaud, Y. Lazlo

 Friday 8th September, 2017
 Morning
 9:00 – 9:45 D. Gross: Quenched Randomness: From the simplest spin glass to the simplest AdS/CFT duality.
 9:45 – 10:30 P. Diaconis: From Equivalence of Ensembles to the Quantum de Finetti Theorem(s)
 11:00 – 11:45 D. Fisher: Ecology and Evolution in High Dimensions
 11:45 – 12:30 J. Yedidia: A MessagePassing Algorithm for General Optimization Problems
 Afternoon
 14:00 – 14:45 L. Cugliandolo: Measuring effective temperatures in the Generalised Gibbs Ensemble
 14:45 – 15:30 C. Toninelli: Bootstrap percolation and kinetically constrained spin models: universality results
 15:30 – 16:15 F. Zamponi: An overview of replica theory for structural glasses
 Closing Remarks