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EPSRC Symposium Workshop - At the Frontier of Analysis and Probability

Monday 3 - Friday 7 September 2012

Organisers: Stefan Adams (Warwick), Martin Hairer (Warwick), Peter Topping (Warwick)

Links between analysis and the theory of stochastic processes are numerous. One of the best known is probably the Fokker-Planck equation, which provides a very strong and immediate link between PDE theory and the theory of diffusion processes, as already noticed by Einstein. Similarly, the theory of optimal mass transport is of immediate interest both to analysts and to probabilists. A number of problems situated right at the boundary between analysis and probability theory have recently been at the centre of intense attention. Examples include the problems surrounding the now-called “Otto calculus” or the study of the speed of return to equilibrium for Fokker-Planck equations. The aim of this workshop is to bring together communities of researchers working on related aspects of the theory of stochastic processes, but coming either from both analytical and probabilistic backgrounds. As such, this will be an opportunity to start new collaborations between somewhat “parallel” communities.

Invited Speakers

Fabrice Baudoin (Purdue) Anton Bovier (Bonn) Zhen-Qing Chen (U. Washington; TBC) Patrick Cattiaux (Toulouse) Nicola Gigli (Nice) Antoine Gloria (Lille) Arnaud Guillin (Clermont-Ferrand) Frédérique Hérau (Nantes) Tom Kurtz (Wisconsin; TBC) Michel Ledoux (Toulouse) Stephan Luckhaus (Leipzig) Eric Luçon (Paris) Terry Lyons (Oxford) Jan Maas (Bonn) Florent Malrieu (Rennes) Robert McCann (Toronto) Clément Mouhot (Cambridge) Stefan Müller (Bonn) Theo Sturm (Bonn) Bogouslaw Zegarlinski (Imperial College)

Accommodation will be arranged on Campus by the Mathematics Research Centre (MRC).

Programme (DRAFT)

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Some practical details

Here is advice on how to get to Warwick University from the main UK airports.

The nearest railway station to the University is Coventry Railway Station, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Here is a map of the Warwick campus (where the Mathematics Department is in the Zeeman Building, numbered 37).

Here is some information on local buses (U1 and U2 connect Coventry-University-Leamington Spa; 12 connects Coventry-University-Kenilworth-Leamington Spa). Kenilworth is 4 miles from the University. Leamington Spa is 8 miles from the University, and has its own railway station.

The cost of parking on Campus is £3 per day.

Lectures will be in room B3.03 in the Zeeman Building (which is suitable for blackboard, OHP or computer presentations).

Aerial photograph of Maths Houses

See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
Past Events 
Past Symposia 

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University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL - UK
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