## EVENT DETAILS AND ABSTRACT

**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**:

**Abstract:**

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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