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Condensed Matter Seminars

ics Condensed Matter
Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:00 AM
Physics Building, Room 313
Timothy Halpin-Healy [Host: Genya Kolomeisky]
"Within & Beyond the Realm of KPZ"

We discuss significant events in the recent Renaissance triggered by the enigmatic and elusive, but rich stochastic nonlinear PDE of Kardar, Parisi & Zhang,^1 a celebrated equation whose reach far exceeds its grasp, touching such diverse phenomena as non-equilibrium stochastic growth, optimal paths in ill-condensed matter, as well as the extremal statistics of random matrices & increasing subsequences in random permutations.


1. J. Stat. Phys. 160, 794 (2015).

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