Mahler Lecturer, Public Lecture at Macquarie Univ.

Name:Mahler Lecturer, Public Lecture at Macquarie Univ.
Calendar:1-day meetings & lectures
When:Wed, October 31, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Mahler Lecture Tour 2018

Event: Public LectureIvan Corwin
Date & Time: Wednesday 31 October; 14:00–15:00
Venue: Room 801, 12 Wally's Walk, Macquarie Univ., Sydney
Speaker: Ivan Corwin (Columbia Univ., USA)

Hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Macquarie University

Title: Beyond the Gaussian universality class


The Gaussian distribution describes fluctuations arising in many systems across mathematics, science and society. However, complex random systems such as those related to interface growth, big data, stochastic optimization, traffic/queuing flow, and stochastic PDEs often do not follow 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.

The talk is aimed at a very general audience and will feature almost no equations and lots of interesting phenomena, videos and examples.


Ivan Corwin is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University. His thesis included (in joint work with Amir and Quastel) the exact solution to the Kardar–Parisi–Zhang stochastic PDE. Subsequently, with Borodin, he introduced and developed the theory of Macdonald processes. Along with other collaborators, he has developed the area of Integrable Probability, including the study of stochastic vertex models and the Markov duality approach. He has also worked on discrete approximation theory to stochastic PDEs.

Corwin received his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute in 2011 and has since held positions at Microsoft Research, MIT, Institute Henri Poincaré, and now Columbia. He was a Clay Research Fellow and is presently a Packard Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He was the recipient of the Alexanderson Award, Rollo Davidson Prize, Young Scientist Prize of the IUPAP, and gave an invited lecture at the 2014 ICM.


is free, but spaces are limited
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Map: for location details see M20 on the campus map.

Parking: Parking fees apply. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines in car parks (accepts coins and credit cards). W4, X3 and X4 car parks are designated for casual parking.

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Location:Level 8, 12 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University Map
Created:11 Oct 2018 05:41 am UTC
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Updated: 19 Oct 2018