Interacting Particle Systems and Parabolic PDEs (18w5134)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Sunday, August 26 and departing Friday August 31, 2018


(Stanford University)

Julien Berestycki (Oxford University)

Leonid Mytnik (Technion)

(Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Interacting Particle Systems and Parabolic PDEs" workshop from August 26th to August 31st, 2018.

The main goal of this workshop is to bring together specialists in probability theory and stochastic processes, and partial differential equations to share emerging ideas in the these areas. Stochastic particle systems are an extremely active area of research with applications ranging from biology to social dynamics. Problems involving a large number of particles or agents can be often effectively described by continuous models such as partial differential equations, or stochastic partial differential equations. There is a well-established interface between these problems, and the workshop would address the state of the art of the interaction between the two fields, and possible extensions to new problems,including equations of fluid mechanics. The range of topics covered by the speakers is, therefore, quite large, in order to maximize the chances of cross-fertilization.

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).