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KI-Net Conference Announcement

Transport and localization in random media: theory and applications

May 1 - 3, 2018

Columbia University
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Department of Mathematics

Columbia Visitor Guide



Mathematical models of random media are central to our understanding of many physical systems, with applications to atmospheric science, wireless communications in urban environments, physiological imaging and electronic transport in nano-structures. A central question is how disordered environments affect energy transport.


This workshop will present recent developments on wave propagation, scattering and diffusion in random medias at the interface of probability theory, mathematical physics and PDEs. Accessible lectures by leading mathematicians will catalyze interactions among both junior and senior researchers in fundamental and applied fields.


Invited participants can RSVP and provide the additional requested information about their stay, including the title and abstract of proposed talks, here.

Applications for participation can be made through the Online Application. Applicants who are also interested in making a poster presentation can specify their preference to do so in the “comments section” of their application. Due to space limitations, these requests are subject to approval by the organizers.


Ivan CorwinColumbia University, Department of
Alexis DrouotColumbia University, Department of
Hao ShenColumbia University, Department of
Michael I. WeinsteinColumbia University, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
and Department of Mathematics


Scott ArmstrongNew York University
Guillame BalChicago University
Liliana BorceaUniversity of Michigan
Maury BramsonUniversity of Minnesota
Ivan CorwinColumbia University
Alexis DrouotColumbia University
Josselin GarnierÉcole Polytechnique
Svetlana JitomirskayaUniversity of California, Irvine
Jianfeng LuDuke University
Jonathan MattinglyDuke University
James NolenDuke University
George PapanicolaouStanford University
Lenya RyzhikStanford University
Sylvia SerfatyNew York University
Hao ShenColumbia University
Sasha SodinQueen Mary University of London
Thomas SpencerInstitute for Advanced Study
Simone WarzelTechnical University of Munich
Michael I. WeinsteinColumbia University


A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Such applicants who wish to apply for partial financial support, should send the following by email to
1) a letter requesting for support,
2) a curriculum vitae, and
3) a letter of reference from a thesis advisor or postdoctoral mentor.
The deadline for funding applications is March 15, 2018.


Columbia Visitor Guide

Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Department of Mathematics
500 W. 120th St., Mudd 200, MC 4701
Columbia University
New-York, NY




Funding provided by Simons Foundation Math+X Investigator Award #376319, Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering Award #40368, and the National Science Foundation through the Ki-Net Grant.