Dynamics and Statistics of Spatially Extended Systems (09w5085)


Konstantin Khanin (University of Toronto)

(Georgia Institute of Technology)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Dynamics and Statistics of Spatially Extended Systems (dedicated to 60th birthday of Leonid Bunimovich)" workshop next week, January 18 - January 23, 2009.

The workshop aims to bring together leading experts in the theory of dynamical systems, probability theory and statistical mechanics to discuss mathematical problems related to dynamics of spatially extended systems.

Statistical methods have proven to be extremely powerful and useful in modern theory of dynamical systems. However, most of the results until now were obtained for systems with few degrees of freedom. At the same time, many extremely important physical problems correspond to spatially extended systems which depend on many (sometimes infinitely many) variables. Although some properties of spatially
extended systems are essentially different from the classical ones, probabilistic methods can be applied to analyze them. One of the main goals of the workshop is to discuss problems related to such an analysis in infinite-dimensional setting.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).