Novel perspectives in kinetic equations for emerging phenomena (22frg198)


(University of Pavia)

Jingwei Hu (University of Washington)

(University of Ferrara)

(Simon Fraser University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Novel perspectives in kinetic equations for emerging phenomena" workshop in Banff from July 12 to July 24, 2022.

Recent research efforts established a strong parallelism between systems of interacting agents and classical kinetic theory of rarefied gases, which is described by Boltzmann-type equations. Analytical and numerical methods developed for the study of these systems have allowed the computation of unexpected global behaviour, like the formation of stable curves for wealth distribution or the emergence of opinion consensus as a minimal energy state.

The application of kinetic theory to emergent phenomena in biology, epidemiology and social sciences opens new fascinating questions that will push further the borders of our mathematical understanding and methodologies.

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 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).