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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

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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
Guillaume BarraquandColumbia University
Liliana BorceaUniversity of Michigan
Maury BramsonUniversity of Minnesota
Brian CairnsNASA
Tankut CanGraduate Center, CUNY
Brian J. ChoiBoston University
Colton J. ConroyColumbia University
Ivan CorwinColumbia University
Alexis DrouotColumbia University
Alexander DunlapStanford University
Josselin GarnierÉcole Polytechnique
Martin GerbertQueen Mary University
Benjamin Harrop-GriffithsNew York University
Siming HeUniversity of Maryland
Pratima HebbarUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Felipe HernandezStanford University
Samuel HerschenfeldUniversity of Kentucky
Peter HislopUniversity of Kentucky
Svetlana JitomirskayaUniversity of California, Irvine
Marius LemmIAS
Yier LinColumbia University
Jingho LiuPrinceton University
Wenjian LiuCity University of New York
Jianfeng LuDuke University
Yulong LuDuke University
Konstantin MatetskiUniversity of Toronto
Jonathan MattinglyDuke University
Georgi MedvedevDrexel University
Gamal MograbyUniversity of Connecticut
Peter MorfeUniversity of Chicago
Kyeongsik NamUniversity of California, Berkeley
Mihai NicaUniversity of Toronto
James NolenDuke University
Jonathan NovakUC San Diego
Chanwoo OhUC Berkeley
George PapanicolaouStanford University
John Peca-MedlinUniversity of California, Irvine
Mark PerlmanStanford University
Leonid PetrovUniversity of Virginia
Alex PlyukhinSaint Anselm College
Lenya RyzhikStanford University
Jack SarkissianAlgostox Trading
Joel SeboldThomson Reuters
Benjamin SeegerUniversity of Chicago
Sylvia SerfatyNew York University
Jacob ShapiroETH Zurich
Hao ShenColumbia University
Leila SlomanStanford University
Thomas SpencerInstitute for Advanced Study
Qi TangRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Johana E. Thomas ZapataUniversity College Cork
Truong-Son VanCarnegie Mellon University
Yuri VilinskiACM
Martin VogelUC Berkeley
Lihan WangDuke University
Jian WangU.C. Berkeley
Simone WarzelTechnical University of Munich
Michael I. WeinsteinColumbia University
J. Douglas WrightDrexel University
Shenghao WuColumbia 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.


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Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Department of Mathematics
Talks will take place at the Department of Mathematics
Mathematics 312
Columbia University
New-York, NY




Funding provided by Simons Foundation Math+X Investigator Award #376319, Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering Award #40368, the National Science Foundation Grants DMS-1804339 and Ki-Net (11-07444).