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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Seminar Events

October 23, 2014
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Burgers equation with random forcing

The Burgers equation is one of the basic nonlinear evolutionary PDEs. The study of ergodic properties of the Burgers equation with random forcing began in 1990's. The natural approach is based on the analysis of optimal paths in the random landscape generated by the random force potential.

Location
Fine Hall 601
Speaker: Yuri Bakhtin ,
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
November 13, 2014
2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA - Hooper
Location
Fine Hall 601
Speaker: Pat Hooper ,
City College of New York, City University of New York
November 20, 2014
2:00pm - 3:30pm
A constructive induction for interval exchanges and applications

We explain the induction process initiated by L.

Location
Fine Hall 601
Speaker: Sébastien Ferenczi ,
Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille
December 4, 2014
2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA - Pausader
Location
Fine Hall 601
Speaker: Benoit Pausader ,
Princeton University