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EPSRC Symposium Workshop - Large Scale Behaviour of Random Spatial Models

Monday 28 May - Friday 1 June 2012

Organisers: Stefan Adams (Warwick), Roman Kotecky (Warwick), Stefan Grosskinsky (Warwick)

The workshop will focus on a recently emerging branch of probability theory dealing with scaling limits of random fields. It covers the area from gradient random fields as used for random interfaces and elasticity models, up to hydrodynamic limits of interacting particle systems. A common feature of these probabilistic models is the role of the variational characterisation of their asymptotic behaviour. Aspects of particular interest are a priori strong correlations (zero mass in the case of gradient fields), the role of conservation laws, as well as phase transitions and critical fluctuations. A range of diverse systems is based on gradient random fields. In particular, random interfaces and their hydrodynamic limit and microscopic theory of non-linear elasticity. Interacting stochastic particle systems constitute a classical field with interesting recent developments in the description of their large scale dynamic behaviour. Of particular concern are fluctuations in the presence of critical phenomena, where new potential theoretic methods can be used to characterize metastable states and their dynamics.

Partially support by DFG-Forschergruppe 718 - 'Analysis and Stochastics in Complex Physical Systems'.

Confirmed speakers include: I. Armendariz (Buenos Aires); A. Bianchi (Bologna); M. Biskup (Los Angeles); D. Brydges (Vancouver); N. Crawford (Haifa); J.D. Deuschel (Berlin); N. Dirr (Cardiff); A.v. Enter (Groningen); P. Falco (Northridge); T. Funaki (Tokyo); A. Gaudilliere (Marseille); D. Ioffe (Haifa); W. Koenig (Berlin); C. Landim (Rio de Janeiro); S. Luckhaus (Leipzig); R. Peled (Tel Aviv); F. Redig (Delft); S. Shlosman (Marseille); M. Slowik (Berlin); D. Tsagkarogiannis (Bonn)

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


Draft Schedule



Some practical details

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

Lectures will be in room MS.01 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)
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