March 27, 2015
January -June 2011(Winter/Spring)
Thematic Program on Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems

Distinguished Lecture Series

February 22- 24, 2011 - 3:30 p.m.
Yakov Sinai
Department of Mathematics, Princeton University

February 22, 2011
Moebius Function and Statistical Mechanics

I shall explain our recent paper with F.Cellarosi in which we developed a new approach to study statistical properties of the Moebius function in Number theory.

February 23, 2011
Statistics of Gaps in the Sequence {n^1/2}

This statistics was studied in the famous paper by Elkies and McMullen.I shall explain a new approach to the whole problem which allows some generalizations.

February 24, 2011
Singularities of complex-valued solutions of the 2-dim Burgers system

In our joint paper with Dong Li we developed the Renormalization Group Method which gives a possibility to construct solutions with singularities in some equations of fluid dynamics.

Yakov Grigorevich Sinai is one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. He obtained numerous groundbreaking results in the theory of dynamical systems, in mathematical physics and in probability theory. Especially his ingenious insights and pioneering works practically shaped the modern metric theory of dynamical systems (also often called after Kolmogorov the theory of stochasticity of dynamical systems). Sinai was the major architect of the bridges connecting the world of deterministic (dynamical) systems with the world of probabilistic (stochastic) systems.

Recent awards include:
2008 Lagrange Prize, given by ISI Institute, Torino, Italy
2008 Election to the Academia Europaea
2009 Election to the Royal Society of London
2009 Henri Poincare Prize given by the International Association of Mathematical Physics
2009 Dobrushin International Prize given by the Institute of Information Transmission, Russian Academy of Sciences
2002 Nemmers Prize
1997 Wolf Prize

Speakers in the Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) have made outstanding contributions to their field of mathematics. The DLS consists of a series of three one-hour lectures.

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