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Turbulent liquid crystals, KPZ universality, and the asymmetric simple exclusion process

Craig A. Tracy
UC Davis

Thursday, October 6, 2011
007 Kemeny Hall, 4 pm
Tea 3:30 pm, 300 Kemeny Hall

Abstract: We report on (1) recent experimental work on stochastically growing interfaces and (2) new theoretical developments for the KPZ equation, a stochastic nonlinear PDE, and the closely related asymmetric simple exclusion process.

This talk will be accessible to graduate students.