Some intermittency problems for parabolic SPDE (17rit683)


(University of Rochester)

Davar Khoshnevisan (The University of Utah)

Kunwoo Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH))


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Some intermittency problems for parabolic SPDE" workshop in Banff from August 20, 2017 to August 27, 2017.

Intermittency and related phenomenon play a central role in the study of many physical phenomena. Typically, the energy or action of an intermittent system is concentrated in a small region. For example, on the surface of the sun, most of its energy is concentrated in sunspots, which cover only a small portion of the sun's surface. Furthermore, within each sunspot, most of the energy is further concentrated in a small region. In spite of intensive study, there are many mysterious features of intermittency which remain to be explained. The investigators will study some specific mathematical models which feature intermittency, and which are possible to study mathematically.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).