Three plenary meetings, in Paris in May 1994 in Reykjavik in January 1995 and in Edinburgh in September 1995 provided excellent forums for the exchange of ideas among network members.
Permanent researchers: Des Johnston
Areas of research: The simulation of random surfaces both in the context of models of real surfaces and in the field of 2d quantum gravity and string theory. The use of random surface techniques in the study of disordered systems such as spin glasses in solid state physics.
Contact: : Des Johnston, Department of Mathematics, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK EH14 4AS (tel +44 31 451 3255) (e-mail des@uk.ac.hw.ma.cara)
Permanent researchers: Thordur Jonsson
Areas of research: Topological models on discrete lattices, multiple spin systems coupled to 2d gravity, higher dimensional simplicial gravity.
Contact: Thordur Jonsson, Raunvisindastofnun Haskolans, Dunhaga, Reykjavik, Iceland (e-mail thjons@raunvis.hi.is)
Permanent researchers:Prof. Ian Halliday
Areas of research:Lattice gauge theory, quantization of Wess-Zumino-Witten models, negative dimensional integrals, use of wavelets in field theory simulations.
Contact: Ian Halliday, Dept. of Physics, University College of Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP (e-mail igh@uk.ac.rl)
Permanent researchers: Joaquin Sanchez Guillen
Areas of research:Matrix Models of 2D Gravity, Integrable Systems, W algebras, Topological Gravity, String Theory.
Contact:Joaquin Sanchez Guillen, Departimento de Fisica de Particulas, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, E-15706 Spain
Permanent researchers: Jan Ambjorn
Areas of research:Matrix Models of 2D Gravity, simulations of random surfaces, string theory, sphalerons, lattice-gauge theory, higher dimensional simpilicial gravity, algorithms for simpilicial gravity etc etc....
Contact:Jan Ambjorn, Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen 0 (e-mail ambjorn@nbi.nbivax.dk)
Permanent researchers:Andre Krzywicki
Areas of research:Simulations of Random Surfaces, spin models coupled to 2d quantum gravity, disoriented chiral condensates, the renormalization group for random manifolds.
Contact:Andre Krzywicki, LPTHE, Batiment 211, Universite Paris Sud, F-91405 Orsay (e-mail krz@qcd.th.u-ps.fr)
Permanent researchers:John Wheater
Areas of research:Simulations of Random Surfaces, spin models coupled to 2d quantum gravity, lattice gauge theory, topological lattice models, algorithms for random surfaces and lattice gauge theory.
Contact:John Wheater, Dept of Theoretical Physics, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3NP (e-mail jfw@thphys.ox.ac.uk)
Permanent researchers:Domenec Espriu
Areas of research:Simulations of Random Surfaces, the renormalization group for random manifolds, lattice gauge theory, chiral models.
Contact:Domenec Espriu, DECM, Universidad de Barcelona, Diagonal 647, Barcelona (e-mail espriu@ebubecm1.bitnet)
Permanent researchers:Enzo Marinari
Areas of research:Simulations of Random Surfaces, lattice gauge theory, algorithms for random surfaces and lattice gauge theory, spin glasses, disordered systems, matrix models.
Contact:Enzo Marinari, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma ``Tor Vergata'', Viale della Recerca Scientifica, Roma 00173 (e-mail marinari@centauro.roma1.infn.it)
Permanent researchers:Wolfhard Janke
Areas of research:Simulations of Random Surfaces, lattice gauge theory, algorithms for random surfaces and lattice gauge theory, first order phase transitions, algorithms for spin models, topological defects in solid state physics, large orders in perturbation theory, Regge calculus for 2d gravity.
Contact:Wolfhard Janke, Institut fur Physik, Universitaet Mainz, Mainz (e-mail janke@hlrsun.hlrz.kfa-juelich.de)
Permanent researchers:Andrea Cappelli
Areas of research:3d gravity, anyons,
Contact:Andrea Cappelli, INFN, Sezione di Firenze, Largo E. fermi, 50125 Firenzi, Italy (e-mail cappelli@fi.infn.it)
Permanent researchers:Prof. Bengt Petersson
Areas of research: Simulations of Random Surfaces, lattice gauge theory, algorithms for random surfaces and lattice gauge theory, spin models coupled to 2d quantum gravity.
Contact:B. Petersson, Fakultat fur Physik, Der Universitaet Bielefeld (e-mail bengt@physw.uni-bielefeld.de)
Permanent researchers:Francois David
Areas of research:Random Surfaces, 2D gravity, matrix models, realistic models of surfaces, renormalization schemes for self-avoiding manifolds.
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