Mathematical Questions in Wave Turbulence (20w5025)


Jalal Shatah (Courant Institute, New York University)

Tristan Buckmaster (Princeton University)

(New York University)

Zaher Hani (University of Michigan)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Mathematical Questions in Wave Turbulence" workshop in Banff from May 3 to May 08, 2020.

Weak turbulence is a universal phenomenon describing the chaotic behaviors of systems as diverse as the atmosphere, the ocean, plasmas (and thus astrophysics), quantum dynamics, etc... in the regime where linear (as opposed to nonlinear) effects are dominant. Understanding this phenomenon rigorously would be of great interest in all these physical disciplines ; it is also a fascinating mathematical challenge, bringing together many domains of research: partial differential equations, probabilty, mathematical physics, and harmonic analysis.

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).