In 2008 Gaspard and Gilbert suggested a two-step strategy to derive the 'macroscopic' heat equation from the 'microscopic' kinetic equation. Their model consisted of a chain of localized and rarely interacting hard disks.
Ergodic Theory & Statistical Mechanics
This weekly seminar welcomes many visiting speakers and also provides a forum for results by Princeton/IAS faculty and graduate students. While most talks focus on one of the two namesake topics, there tends to be overlap with other fields. Most recently, talks have included material on celestial mechanics, number theory, probability theory, the Schrodinger equation, spectral theory and Teichmueller theory.
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