Probability Seminar

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Spring 2013

Thursdays in 901 Van Vleck Hall at 2:25 PM, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming seminars, please visit this page to sign up for the email list.


Past Seminars


Thursday, January 31, Bret Larget, UW-Madison

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Tuesday, February 14, Jean-Luc Thiffeault, UW-Madison

Title: Biomixing and large deviations

Abstract: As fish, micro-organisms, or other bodies move through a fluid, they stir their surroundings. This can be beneficial to some fish, since the plankton they eat depends on a well-stirred medium to feed on nutrients. Bacterial colonies also stir their environment, and this is even more crucial for them since at small scales there is no turbulence to help mixing. I will discuss a simple model of the stirring action of moving bodies through a fluid. An attempt will be made to explain existing data on the displacements of small particles, which exhibits probability densities with exponential tails. A large-deviation approach helps to explain some of the data, but mysteries remain.

Tuesday, March 5, Janosch Ortmann, University of Toronto

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Thursday, March 14, Brian Rider, Temple University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Thursday, March 21, Neil O'Connell, University of Warwick

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Thursday, April 11, Kevin Lin University of Arizona

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Thursday, April 25, Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC - Berkeley

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Wednesday, May 1, Bálint Vető, University of Bonn

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA