Mathematics Colloquium: Professor Ivan Corwin
Topic: Beyond the Gaussian Universaility Class
The Gaussian distribution describes fluctuations arising in many systems across mathematics, science and society. However, complex random systems such as related to interface growth, big data, stochastic optimization, traffic or queuing flow, and stochastic PDEs often do not fall into this universality class. This talk will explain how these and other important types of real world systems fall into a different universality class -- the so called Kardar-Parisi-Zhang class. This talk will be aimed at a very general audience and will feature almost no equations and lots of interesting phenomena, videos and examples.
About the speaker
Professor Ivan Corwin (Columbia University)
Ivan graduated from Harvard and received his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute under the direction of Gerard Ben Arous. He held the first Schramm Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship at Microsoft Research, New England and MIT from 2012-2014, was a Clay Research Fellow from 2012-2016, and held the first Poincare Chair in 2014 at the Institute Henri Poincare. Ivan was awarded the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering as well as the Rollo Davidson Prize. He was also invited to present his work at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians. In 2012 he received the Young Scientist Prize of the International Union of Pure
and Applied Physics.