Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar

The Mathematics and Physics of Weak Turbulence

Speaker: Pierre Germain

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, 1 p.m.


How does an infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian system evolve as time goes to infinity - think for instance of inviscid surface waves in a water tank? Mathematically, this fascinating question is very far from being understood - we are even lacking a good conjecture! in non-rigorous terms, an answer is provided by the theory of weak turbulence, which was partly confirmed by experiments. I will present some aspects of these questions.