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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For more information about this seminar, contact Yakov Sinai or Jon Fickenscher

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February 5, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm
The rare interaction limit in a fast-slow mechanical system

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.

Location
Fine Hall 601
Speaker: Domokos Szász,
Budapest University of Technology
April 2, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA - Kelly Yancey
Location
Fine Hall 601
Speaker: Kelly Yancey,
University of Maryland
April 30, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA - David Aulicino
Location
Fine Hall 601
Speaker: David Aulicino,
University of Chicago