The *Göttingen Workshop on Integrable Systems
and Related Mathematical Structures 2016* (**GoeWIS 2016**) will take place from *Wednesday,
March 30, to Friday, April 1, 2016*, in the historical *Sitzungszimmer*
of the Mathematical Institute
in Göttingen, Bunsenstrasse 3-5.

The meeting will concentrate on recent developments in the theory of integrable systems, classical and quantum.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the interface between integrable systems, other areas of mathematics, and theoretical physics.

Part of this meeting will be devoted to a special topic: *Near critical events*. We addressed a number
of scientists to present a talk
related to it (keynote speakers). "Near critical events" addresses extreme events, mainly
focussing on integrable evolution
equations. This concerns, for example, blow-up in finite time, a typical feature in *systems of hydrodynamic type*.
Dispersive or dissipative (integrable) regularizations of such systems often exhibit schock waves. In this context the
*universality
hypothesis* formulated by Boris Dubrovin is a particularly interesting and challenging problem.
Though of a somewhat different nature, the Witten-Dijkgraaf-Verlinde-Verlinde (*WDVV*) equations also belong to the class
of hydrodynamic-type systems. They provide a beautiful bridge between integrable systems and pure mathematics.
Further extreme phenomena occuring in some integrable systems (and beyond) are *rogue waves*.

Workshop poster
## Previous meetings of this series

GoeWIS 2014

GoeWIS 2015