ICERM Semester Program on "Kinetic Theory and Computation"
(September 7, 2011  December 9, 2011)
 Jose Blanchet
(Columbia University)  Francis Filbet
(University of Lyons)  Irene Gamba
(University of Texas)  Yan Guo
(Brown University)  ChiWang Shu
(Brown University)  Walter Strauss
(Brown University)
Image represents the density distribution f(x,v) where the space variable lives in the torus (periodic boundary conditions) and v in the whole space
Introduction
Kinetic theory plays a central role in many areas of mathematical physics, from nanoscales to continuum mechanics. It is an indispensable tool in the mathematical description of applications in physical and social sciences, from its origin in dilute gases, to wide applications such as semiconductors, polymers, cells, plasma, galaxies, traffic networking, and swarming. The number of particles is typically more than 10^{20}.
On the one hand, kinetic models provide more detailed and accurate description of regimes where hydrodynamic equations are either invalid or simply not available. On the other hand, because modern computers are still inadequate in simulating the molecular or even quantum dynamics in emerging industrial needs in micro and nanotechnology, kinetic equations provide models that can capture important features of microscopic or quantum phenomena with a manageable computational cost. Kinetic theory is at the core of multiscale modeling, which connects fundamental invisible microscopic models with macroscopic models. Many challenges remain in both the analysis and efficient computational techniques for such problems. This semesterlong program in kinetic theory and computation will provide the participants with an introduction to a broad range of analytical and computational aspects of kinetic theory. The program will be centered around three broad topics, for each of which an international workshop will be held.
Associated Events & Information
Kinetic Theory and Computation  Seminars
Monday  December 5th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
3:00  3:30  Coffee & Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Tuesday  December 6th 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
1:00  2:00  Reserved Lecture Time  TBA  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee & Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
4:00  5:00  Mathematics, Computation and Politics  Philip Davis, Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics, Brown University  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
5:00  6:00  Social Hour  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Wednesday  December 7th 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
11:00  12:00  Relating Global Maxwellians to Conserved Quantities of Classical Kinetic Equations over the Whole Space  C. David Levermore, University of Maryland  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee & Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Thursday  December 8th 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee & Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Friday  December 9th 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
10:00  11:00  Xtreme Geometry Seminar  Ian Agol, UC Berkeley  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee & Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday  November 28th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Tuesday  November 29th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
12:00  1:00  Reserved Lecture Time  TBA  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
4:30  5:30  Professional development roundtable discussion: Open Question & Answer Session  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Wednesday  November 30th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Thursday  December 1st 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Sapce  
Friday  December 2nd 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
1:00  2:00  Interfacial Instabilities in HeleShaw Flows  Andong He, Pennsylvania State University  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
2:00  2:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Monday  November 21st 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Tuesday  November 22nd 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
11:00  12:00  SBV regularity results for HamiltonJacobi equations  Daniela Tonon, International School for Advanced Studies  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
12:00  1:00  Reserved Lecture Time (Title TBA)  TBA  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Wednesday  November 23rd 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
Holiday:  ICERM Closes at noon  
Thursday  November 24th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
Holiday:  ICERM closed  
Friday  November 25th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
Holiday:  ICERM closed  
Tuesday  November 15th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
4:30  5:30  Professional development roundtable discussion: Grant Proposals  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Friday  November 18th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:00  4:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Monday  October 31st 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
1:30  2:00  Coffee/Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
2:00  4:00  An introduction to Collisional (Boltzmanntype) models in Kinetic theory  Robert Strain, University of Pennsylvania  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Tuesday  November 1st 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
2:30  3:00  Coffee/Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Wednesday  November 2nd 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
2:30  3:00  Coffee/Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Thursday  November 3rd 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
1:50  2:00  ICERM Long Term Visitor Group Photo  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
2:00  4:00  An introduction to spectral approximaton for Boltzmann equation  Francis Filbet, Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon I  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
4:00  4:30  Coffee/Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Friday  November 4th 2011  
Time  Description  Speaker  Location  Abstracts 
10:00  12:00  An introduction to spectral approximaton for Boltzmann equation  Francis Filbet, Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon I  10th Floor Classroom  
2:00  4:00  Asymptotic analysis for boundaryvalue problems of the Boltzmann equation  Kazuo Aoki, Kyoto University  10th Floor Classroom  
4:00  4:30  Coffee/Tea Break  10th Floor 
Monday  October 24th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Tuesday  October 25th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
11:00  12:00  Conservative spectral method for the Boltzmann equation  Jeffrey Haack, University of Texas  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00  1:00  Central Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Ideal MHD Equations  Fengyan Li, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
4:30  5:30  Professional development roundtable discussion: Conduct in Research  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Wednesday  October 26th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Thursday  October 27th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Sapce  
Friday  October 28th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
1:00  3:00  Reserved Lecture Time (Talk titles TBA)  TBA  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Monday  October 10th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
Holiday: ICERM Offices Closed  
Tuesday  October 11th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:30  4:00  Coffee/Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
4:30  5:30  Professional Development Roundtable Discussion: Papers & Journals 
11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Wednesday  October 12th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:00  3:30  Coffee/Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Thursday  October 13th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
10:30  11:30  Deterministic numerical methods for BoltzmannPoisson systems, Part I  Yingda Cheng, Michigan State University  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00  3:00  Deterministic numerical methods for BoltzmannPoisson systems, Part II  Yingda Cheng, Michigan State University  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
3:30  3:30  Deterministic numerical methods for BoltzmannPoisson systems, Part III  Yingda Cheng, Michigan State University  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Friday  October 14th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  3:00  The production planning problem: Clearing functions, variable leads times, delay equations and partial differential equations, Part I  Dieter Armbuster, Arizona State University  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
3:30  4:30  The production planning problem: Clearing functions, variable leads times, delay equations and partial differential equations, Part II  Dieter Armbuster, Arizona State University  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Monday  October 3rd 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Tuesday  October 4th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
11:00  12:00  Numerical methods for the semiclassical limit of the Schrodinger equation  Dongming Wei, University of Wisconsin  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00  1:00  Some properties of the solutions of Shallow shells models of Marguerre/Vlasov type  Gustavo Perla Menzala, National Laboratory of Scientific Computation (LNCC/MCT, Brasil)  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Wednesday  October 5th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Thursday  October 6th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  3:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Sapce  
Friday  October 7th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  4:00  Reserved Lecture Time (Talk titles TBA)  TBA  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
4:00  4:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Monday  September 26th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Tuesday  September 27th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
11:00  12:00  Dynamical structures near equilibrium of collisionless plasmas and ideal fluids  Zhiwu Lin, Georgia Tech  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00  1:00  Spectral/integral deferred correction method and its applications  Jingmei Qiu, University of Houston  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
4:30  5:30  Professional development roundtable discussion: Hiring and Interviews  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
Wednesday  September 28th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  4:00  Postdoc and Grad Student Seminar (Peer to Peer)  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
4:00  4:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Thursday  September 29th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
3:00  3:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Sapce  
Friday  September 30th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
2:00  4:00  ICERM Young Researcher Seminar  11th Floor Lecture Hall  
4:00  4:30  Coffee and Tea Break  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
Wednesday  September 7th 2011  

Time  Description  Location 
8:30  5:00  Long Term visitors should feel free to come to ICERM at any time during the day to pick up their welcome packet and office key.  11th Floor Administrative Offices 
Thursday  September 8th 2011  

Time  Description  Location 
8:30  5:00  Nothing formal scheduled  
Friday  September 9th 2011  

Time  Description  Speaker  Location 
9:00  10:00  Introduction to Vlasov Models  Walter Strauss, Brown University  10th Floor Seminar Room 
10:00  11:00  Introduction to Computations  Jingmei Qiu, University of Houston  10th Floor Seminar Room 
11:00  12:00  Introduction to Boltzmann Models  Yan Guo, Brown University  10th Floor Seminar Room 
2:00  4:00  Mentor/Mentee introductions Postdoc and Graduate Student Presentations

Postdocs should be prepared to give a 15 minute talk on their research; grad students should be prepared to give a 5 minute talk  11th Floor Lecture Hall 
4:00  Welcome Coffee and Tea  11th Floor Collaborative Space  
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Fall 2011 Semester Workshops
Dates  Title  Organizers 

September 1923, 2011  Vlasov Models in Kinetic Theory  Pierre Degond, Francis Filbet, Robert Glassey, Jingmei Qiu, Gerhard Rein 
October 1721, 2011  Novel Applications of Kinetic Theory and Computations  Irene Gamba, Axel Klar, Benoit Perthame, Christian Ringhofer, ChiWang Shu 
November 711, 2011  Boltzmann Models in Kinetic Theory  Kazuo Aoki, Yan Guo, Shi Jin, Lorenzo Pareschi,Laure SaintRaymond 