The Twenty-Fourth Midwest Probability Colloquium

Title: Kinetic limits for interacting particle systems
Speaker: Professor Fraydoun Rezakhanlon
Speaker Info: University of California, Berkeley
Brief Description:
Special Note:

A long standing open problem in statistical mechanics is the derivation of Boltzmann equation from a Hamiltonian system in a Boltzmann-Grad regime. Such a system is a microscopic model for a dilute gas and under the Boltzmann-Grad scaling the mean free path of a particle is positive and finite. I discuss a family of stochastic interacting particle systems for which the mean free path has the same property, and show how one can establish the kinetc equation for it.
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Swift 107
Contact Person: Professor Mark Pinsky
Contact email: pinsky@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5519
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