THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SEE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SAME LECTURE ON 12/1/2010.
 
                     The  Weizmann  Institute  of  Science
                  Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
 
             Geometric Functional Analysis and Probability Seminar
 

                                  Ivan Corwin
                               Courant Institute
 
                                 will speak on
 
                    The KPZ universality class and equation
 
Abstract:
The Gaussian central limit theorem says that for a wide class of stochastic
systems, the bell curve (Gaussian distribution) describes the statistics for random
fluctuations of important observables. In this talk I will look beyond this
class of systems to a collection of probabilistic models which include random
growth models, polymers, particle systems, matrices and stochastic PDEs, as well 
as certain asymptotic problems in combinatorics and representation theory. 
 
I will explain in what ways these different examples all fall into a single new 
universality class with a much richer mathematical structure than that of 
the Gaussian.
 
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Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
Editor: Michael Cwikel   <techm@math.technion.ac.il> 
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