January - May 2013

The goal of the Semester is to expose graduate students, visitors and faculty to some important techniques and results in modern Game Theory. This field of Applied Analysis considers a range of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation, where both classical methods and contemporary advances have shown its profound connection with various other fields of Applied Math, PDEs and Analysis. These include: Hamilton-Jacobi equations, Control Theory, Conservation Laws, Calculus of Variations, second order PDEs, Potential Theory and Probability. The semester will consist of concentrated activities, including week-long six minicourses at graduate level, delivered by leading specialists in the field: Y. Giga and M.-H. Giga, R. Jensen, Y. Peres, S. Sheffield and M. Soner. The Semester will also include a workshop "Advances in Nonlinear Science" in March 14-16, 2013.

Jan 14 - Jan 17, 2013 Professor Yuval Peres , Microsoft Random Turn Games and the Infinity Laplacian Public Opening Lecture Mon 3pm, University Club Ballroom A: Laplacian growth and the mystery of the abelian sandpile: A visual tour. Lecture 1: Tue 10am, 226 Benedum Hall Lecture 2: Tue 3pm, 704 Thackeray Hall Lecture 3: Wed 10am, G26 Benedum Hall Lecture 4: Wed 4:30pm, 704 Thackeray Hall Tonci Antunovic , UCLA Tug-of-war and the Infinity Laplace equation with Neumann boundary conditions Lecture 5: Th 10am, 226 Benedum Hall Stephanie Somersille , Austin, Texas Biased tug-of-war and the biased infinity Laplace equation |
Feb 6 - Feb 8, 2013 Professor Scott Sheffield , MIT PDEs, Politics and Tug-of-War
Lecture 1: Wed 10am, G26 Benedum Hall Lecture 2: Wed 3pm, 226 Bendum Hall Lecture 3: Th 10am, 226 Benedum Hall Lecture 4: Fri 10am, G30 Bendum Hall |
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March 4 - March 9, 2013 Professor Robert Jensen , Loyola University Singular Perturbations of Partial
Differential Equations and Games Lecture 1: Mon 10am, G30 Benedum Hall Lecture 2: Tue 10am, 226 Bendum Hall Lecture 3: Wed 10am, G30 Benedum Hall Lecture 4: Th 10am, 226 Bendum Hall |
Apr 1 - Apr 6, 2013 Professor Mete Soner , ETH Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute Portfolio Management with Small Transaction Costs
References: paper 1 , paper 2 Lecture 1: Mon 10am, G30 Benedum Hall Lecture 2: Tue 10am, 226 Bendum Hall Lecture 3: Wed 10am, G30 Benedum Hall Lecture 4: Th 10am, 226 Bendum Hall |
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Apr 29 - May 3, 2013 Professor Yoshikazu Giga , University of Tokyo Evolution Equations with Very Singular
Diffusivity Lecture 1: Mon 10am, 704 Thackerey Hall Lecture 2: Tue 10am, 704 Thackerey Hall Lecture 3: Wed 10am, 704 Thackerey Hall Lecture 4: Th 10am, 704 Thackerey Hall |
Apr 29 - May 3, 2013 Professor Mi-Ho Giga , University of Tokyo Motion of Curves by Sigular Interfacial Energy and Related Topics
Lecture 1: Mon 3pm, 704 Thackerey Hall Lecture 2: Tue 3pm, 704 Thackerey Hall Lecture 3: Wed 3pm, 704 Thackerey Hall Lecture 4: Th 3pm, 704 Thackerey Hall |

Funding for the Semester has been provided
by the
Mathematics Research Center at the University of
Pittsburgh .
The poster can be downloaded by clicking on the image in the right hand side. The organizing committee consists of: Xinfu Chen , Marta Lewicka , Juan Manfredi and Dehua Wang . |
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