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KI-Net Conference Announcement

Kinetic and related models with applications in the natural sciences

Apr 29 - May 2, 2018

Department of Mathematics, UW-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison

UW-Madison Visitor Guide



Modern applications of kinetic equations and related models are giving rise to new research directions in plasma physics, quantum mechanics, biochemistry, cellular transport, fluid dynamics, and materials science. We intend to identify important mathematical problems that can be derived from these new applications, and to discuss new methods for addressing these challenges.


 A key goal of the conference is to initiate new collaborations between scientists and mathematicians who come from communities that do not have many opportunities for close interactions. In addition to formal presentations there will be time for informal discussions and open questions, as well as panel discussions about future directions.


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. Due to space limitations, these requests are subject to approval by the organizers.


Gheorghe CraciunUniversity of
Shi JinUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of
Leslie SmithUniversity of


David AndersonUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Luca BiferaleUniversity of Roma
Stanislav BoldyrevUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Luis ChaconLos Alamos National Laboratory
Gheorghe CraciunUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Gregory ForestUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sebastien GaltierEcole Polytechnique
Irene M. GambaUniversity of Texas at Austin
Alexander GorbanUniversity of Leicester
Yan GuoBrown University
Shi JinUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Markos KatsoulakisUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst
C. Dave LevermoreUniversity of Maryland
Chun LiuPenn State University
Yuri LvovRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sergey NazarenkoUniversity of Warwick
Alan NewellUniversity of Arizona
Plechac PlechacUniversity of Delaware
Leslie SmithUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Eitan TadmorUniversity of Maryland
Enrique ZuazuaUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid


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.


UW-Madison Visitor Guide

Department of Mathematics, UW-Madison (UW-Madison)
Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI



Funding provided by the Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, with additional support from the National Science Foundation through the KI-Net Grant.