2011 Bowen Lectures

The 2011-12 Bowen Lectures will be delivered by Cédric Villani (Université of Lyon and Institut Henri Poincaré) on February 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2012. Each lecture begins at 4:10pm and ends at 5:00pm.

Series Title: Many Particle Systems and Plasma Physics

Monday February 27th
Lecture 1: Overview
105 Stanley Hall

In this lecture I shall present some of the basic problems in the mathematical theory of many-particle systems in classical physics, including in particular plasma physics.

Tuesday February 28th
Lecture 2: Landau damping -- problems and results
105 Stanley Hall

In this lecture I explain about the physical and mathematical theory of Landau damping, and the recent progress by Mouhot and myself about Landau damping in the nonlinear, close-to-equilibrium regime.

Wednesday February 29th
Lecture 3: Landau damping -- proofs and problems
1 LeConte Hall

In this lecture I shall go more deeply into some of the proofs of the nonlinear Landau damping, and evoke some of the many problems in the area which have hardly been touched so far.