THEMATIC PROGRAMS

October 26, 2014
January - June 2011 (Winter/Spring)
Thematic Program on Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems

February 24-26, 2011
Chaotic Structures at Fields
In Honour of Yakov Sinai on his 75th Birthday

Overview

Chaotic structures have become a hot topic in a wide spectrum of mathematics and physics ranging form number theory to fluid dynamics and statistical mechanics. The Symposium will focus on recent advances, many of which have roots in ideas developed by Yakov Sinai.

Invited Speakers

Artur Avila (IMPA and Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu)
Vitaly Bergelson (Ohio State)
Alexy Borodin (MIT)
Vadim Kaloshin (University of Maryland and Penn State)
Fedor Nazarov (University of Wisconsin)
Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research and UC Berkeley)
Stas Smirnov (University of Geneva)

Symposium Schedule

Thursday February 24 - Fields Institute Room 230
11:00 - 12:00 Vitaly Bergelson (Ohio State)
Dynamical systems with continuous spectrum: some recent results and open problems
3:30 - 4:30 Distinguished Lecture Series
Yakov Sinai, Princeton University
Singularities of complex-valued solutions of the 2D Burgers system
Friday February 25 - Fields Institute 3rd Floor Stewart Library
10:00 - 11:00 Vadim Kaloshin (University of Maryland and Penn State)
Crumpled invariant cylinders and Arnold diffusion in arbitrary degrees of freedom
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:20 Artur Avila (IMPA and Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu)
KAM, Lyapunov exponents, and the spectral dichotomy for one-frequency
Schrodinger operators
12:30 - 2:30 Lunch Break
2:30 - 3:30 Fedor Nazarov (University of Wisconsin)
TBA
Saturday February 26 - Bahen Centre Room 1240
10:00 - 11:00 Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research and UC Berkeley)
Laplacian growth and the mystery of the abelian sandpile
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Alexy Borodin (MIT)
Growth of random surfaces
12:30 - 2:30 Lunch Break
2:30 - 3:30 Stas Smirnov (University of Geneva and and St. Petersburg State University )
SLE and CFT

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