# 2011-2012 Bowen Lectures scheduled for February 27th, 28th and 29th, with Cédric Villani

Bowen Lectures presented by Cédric Villani (Université of Lyon and Institut Henri Poincaré)

Series Title: **Many Particle Systems and Plasma Physics**

Monday February 27th

Lecture 1: *Overview*

Abstract:

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*

Abstract:

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*

Abstract:

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.

For the Bowen Lecture webpage see http://math.berkeley.edu/about/events/lectures/bowen.