09 July 2009

COLAB Mathematics Summer School and Workshop 2009

Kinetics and statistical methods for complex particle systems.

The Colab Mathematics Summer School is a yearly event that aims at bringing together Ph.D. students and junior faculty with well known experts in the several areas of mathematics.
This is two-week summer program to be held this coming July 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal. The week of July 13 to 17 will feature a summer school for graduate students and postdocs, with lectures by E. Carlen, P. Degond, I. Gamba, M. Katsoulakis and R. Pego. The following week of July 20 to 24 will hold a workshop featuring lectures on recent progress in this field.

This program is a University of Texas at Austin-Universities in Portugal initiative http://www.math.ist.utl.pt/~dgomes/austin and is also supported by the ICTI Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program partnership, CIM and CMAF.

The themes of this program are analytical, numerical, and probabilistic issues related to dynamical properties of complex systems, with connection to natural and social sciences. In addition to the particle systems underlying classical kinetic theory, examples of such systems that have been studied recently include statistical modeling of rapid granular flows, coalescence-breakage models for jet-bubble flows, mixtures undergoing chemical reactions, swarming behavior in social animals, traffic networks (e.g., vehicular traffic on highways, TCP traffic on the internet, traffic of goods on supply chains), and economic models related to information sharing in large populations, as well as applications to climate modeling via stochastic methods.

Invited workshop speakers: (* to be confirmed)
Juan Acebron (Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa),
Eli Ben Naim, (Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA) (2 hour lecture)
Marzia Bisi (Parma, Italy),
Maria C. Carvalho (Lisbon, Portugal)
Fabio Chalub (Lisbon, Portugal)
Isabelle Choquet * (University West, Trollhattan, Sweden) Anabela Cruzeiro (GFM and Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
Miguel Escobedo (Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain)
Ester Gabetta (Universita di Pavia, Italy)
Wilfrid Gangbo (Gatech, USA)
Diogo Gomes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Patricia Goncalves (Lisbon)
Michael Loss (Gatech)
Sylvie Meleard *(Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
Stephane Mischler (Dauphine, Paris, France)
Clement Mouhot (Dauphine, Paris)
Filipe Oliveira (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Maria Joao Oliveira (CMAF and Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
Eugenio Regazzini (Pavia, Italy)
Christian Ringhofer*, (Arizona State University, USA)
Lisa Santos (Portugal)
Dejan Slepcev (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Ana Jacinta Soares (Univerdidade de Minho, Portugal)
Tom Spencer*, (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Giuseppe Toscani (Universita di Pavia, Italy)
Rui Vilela Mendes ( CMAF and Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Cedric Villani* (ENS, Lyon, France)
Bernt Wennberg (Chalmers, Sweden)

Key Note speaker: Antonio Camera. Issues related to Digital Media

More information: http://kinetic.ptmat.fc.ul.pt/

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