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.

You can learn more about Professor James Norris at

Mathematics Research Center