Stanford University

Fluid limits

Building 380, Room 380W
Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:30 PM
Open to the public, Free
James Norris (Cambridge)

In this talk I will discuss the phenomenon in which predictable large-scale behavior emerges from a combination of many simple microscopic random elements. In queueing theory this is sometimes called a fluid limit.

I will describe some long-standing challenges in this domain taken from physical models of interacting particles, along with recent progress in understanding softer formulations of these problems.

Mathematics Research Center