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Spring 2014 Minerva Lecture Series by Prof. Martin Hairer

The Spring 2014 Minerva Lectures by Prof. Martin Hairer (University of Warwick) will take place during the week of February 24, 2014.

Prof. Hairer will deliver a five talk series titled:

“Regularity Structures”

Abstract: When considering the large-scale behaviour of physical models arising naturally in statistical mechanics, one is often lead to stochastic partial differential equations that seem to be nonsensical: they are typically nonlinear with nonlinearities involving products of distributions. Examples of such models are the KPZ equation, the dynamical $\Phi^4_3$ model, the continuous parabolic Anderson model, etc. The theory of regularity structures provides a unified way of interpreting and analysing these equations in a robust way. It also provides a clean separation of the problem into an algebraic, an analytic, and a probabilistic component. I will give an introduction to the main concepts and results of the theory, as well as a number of applications.

February 24 – 27, 2014 from 5:30pm-7pm, Room 507 Math
February 28, 2014 from 11am-1pm, SSW 903 (1255 Amsterdam Ave.)

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