• Feb 28 2012

    AIMS Journal Club Talk: Dr Hugo Touchette (Queen Mary University of London)

    Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues, Dear Students,

    We are pleased to announce that next Tuesday 28/02/2012, Prof. Dr.
    Hugo Touchette (School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom) will give a talk in our Journal Club.

    Title: An introduction to large deviation theory and some of its applications

    I will give in this talk a basic overview of the theory of large deviations, developed by Varadhan (Abel Prize 2007) in the 1970s. In the first half of the talk, I will discuss the basic results of this theory and its historical sources, which can be traced back in mathematics to Cramer (1938) and Sanov (1960) and, on the physics side, to Einstein (1910) and Boltzmann (1877). In the second half, I will then discuss some applications in statistical physics, stochastic processes, and the theory of dynamical systems. I will assume throughout only a basic knowledge of probabilities and no knowledge whatsoever of physics.

    Time: 16:00

    Venue: AIMS Research Centre

    Please Visit AIMS journal club webpage for update



    Raouf Ghomrasni

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