Herbert Spohn (Technical University, Munich) — May 4
Our focus are non-integrable classical systems in one dimension, like Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains, the discrete nonlinear Schroedinger equation, and 1D fluids interacting through a short range potential. Nonlinear fluctuating dynamics is used to compute and predict their time-correlations in thermal equilibrium. We will explain the connection to the multi-component Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation.
Herbert Spohn is Professor at the Technical University of Munich.
He is a world-renowned statistical physicist who has made seminal contributions in the derivation of kinetic equations, the dynamics of open quantum systems, systems of interacting stochastic particles, stochastic growth processes and boundary surface dynamics.
Herbert was awarded with several prizes such as the the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics in 2011.