Winter School · Marne-la-Vallée · January 2012

The winter school (January 9-13, 2012) will be held in the Marne-la-Vallée campus.


Discrete Fourier Analysis deals with discrete questions whose understanding depends on analytical techniques - in particular properties of a Fourier expansion.

One of the cleanest setup is the study of Boolean functions mapping the discrete cube {-1,1}^n to {-1,1}. Relating various properties of these functions is of fundamental interest in many areas including theoretical computer science, percolation and social choice theory. The theory of such Boolean functions combines sophisticated mathematical analysis with tools from combinatorics and probability.

The goal of the two courses is to give a glimpse of some of the main ideas, recent developments and open problems in this area.


  • Gil Kalai's first lecture on video
  • Elchanan Mossel's first lecture on video


  • Gil Kalai: notes posted by Pierre Pansu on his blog: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Elchanan Mossel: notes of lectures 1 and 2 and half of lecture 5 written by Tomasz Tkocz and .pdf file of the beamer lectures 3, 4 and 5.


Unfocused pictures taken by a randomly chosen student.


Slot\Day (Location) Mon 9 (IFI, F2) Tue 10 (Rabelais, A4) Wed 11 (Rabelais, A4) Thu 12 (Rabelais, A4) Fri 13 (Rabelais, A4)
09h-10h Coffee
10h-12h Kalai 1 Kalai 2 Kalai 3 Kalai 4 Kalai 5
12h-14h Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14h-16h Mossel 1 Mossel 2 Mossel 3 Mossel 4 Mossel 5
16h-17h Closing and Coffee


Participant E-Mail Affiliation
Chafai, Djalil U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Fradelizi, Matthieu U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Gozlan, Nathaël U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Guédon, Olivier U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Roberto, Cyril U. Paris Ouest Nanterre
Boissard, Emmanuel U. Toulouse
Samson, Paul-Marie U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Lecué, Guillaume U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée - CNRS
Paseka, Olga Lomonosov Moscow State University
Fathi, Max ENS Paris
Barthe, Franck U. Toulouse
Pajor, Alain U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Peled, Shir The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rossignol, Raphaël U. Joseph Fourier
Marsiglietti, Arnaud U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Champion, Julie U. Toulouse
Gur, Tom Weizmann Institute of Science
Hillion, Erwan Bristol University
Giladi, Ohad U. Paris VI
Kerkyacharian, Gerard LPMA
Boucheron, Stephane LPMA Paris-Diderot
Saffari, Bahman Université Paris-Sud Orsay
Joly, Emilien ENS Paris
Nourdin, Ivan U. Paris 6 and U. Nancy 1
Racz, Miklos UC Berkeley
Mieczkowska, Katarzyna Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Peccati, Giovanni Luxembourg University
Witkowski, Marcin Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Łukasz, Witkowski Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Bartosz, Zaleski Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Pansu, Pierre U. Paris-Sud
Tamuz, Omer Weizmann Institute of Science
Léonard, Christian U. Paris-Ouest et U. Paris-Dauphine
Paolo, Battistotti King’s College of London
FRIEDLAND, Omer U. Paris 6
Kim, Jaegil Kent State University
Antoniuk, Sylwia Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Shirgina, Natalia Lomonosov Moscow State University
Zakharov, Pavel Center for Theoretical Problems of Physicochemical Pharmacology RAS
Wolff, Paweł University of Warsaw & Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Neuwirth, Stefan U. de Franche-Comté
Manca, Luigi U. Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Basil, Mason King's College London
Oded, Regev CNRS, ENS, Paris and Tel Aviv University
Huou, Benoit ENS Paris
Lehec, Joseph U. Paris-Dauphine
Deléaval, Luc U. Paris 6
Teng, Qin ENS Paris
Maillard, Pascal Université Paris 6
Demeter, Kiss CWI, Amsterdam
Louidor, Oren UCLA - dept of Math
Joulin, Alderic Universite de Toulouse
Siminelakis, Paris NTUA, CoReLab
Nguyen, Van Hoang Paris 6
Queffélec, Hervé University of Lille 1
Jaming, Philippe Université Bordeaux 1
Henard, Olivier U. Paris-Est, Cermics
Rohde, Angelika Universitaet Hamburg
Rotem, Liran Tel Aviv University
Milman, Vitali Tel Aviv University
Abakumov, Evgeny Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Youssef, pierre Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Cloez, Bertrand Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Goreac, Dan Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Practical informations

There is no registration fee.


Be sure to book your hotel very early (at least a month in advance), since accommodations in Paris or near the university are difficult to find. It is recommended to select a hotel close to RER line A. Note that the suburb close to the campus is safe. On the other hand, consider that there is almost no night life!


The Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée Campus (Cité Descartes) encompasses among other structures the ENPC (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées) and the LAMA (department of mathematics of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University, Copernic building). The Winter-school will take place in two places:

- On Monday: amphitheater F2 in the IFI building (N°7 on the map below) 2 minutes walking distance from the RER line A station Noisy-Champs: get off from the queue of the train when coming from Paris.

- From Tuesday to Friday: amphitheater A4 in the Rabelais buiding (N°5 on the map below) 10 minutes walking distance from the RER line A station Noisy-Champs: get off from the head of the train when coming from Paris.

The lunch will take place in a third place: the ENPC building (No N° on the map below).


RER line A

Coming from Paris by RER line A, get off the train at the station NOISY-CHAMPS. See the RATP website for RER/Métro connections and schedules.

General map of the area


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