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:
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.)