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Summer School on Quantum and Kinetic Theory for Complex Systems

Jun 13 - 17, 2016

Department of Mathematics, UCSB
Department of Mathematics

UCSB Visitor Guide


In this Summer School, held at UC Santa Barbara, we bring together experts in kinetic theory, quantum mechanics, and partial differential equations. The main topic of the discussion will be the modeling, analysis, and simulations of complex systems using quantum and kinetic theories. There will be four minicourses by the following speakers:

  1. Nicola Bellomo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 'Toward a Mathematics for Living Systems'.
  2. Éric Cancès, CERMICS - Ecole Des Ponts, Paris, France, ' Density Functional Theory: models and numerical methods'.
  3. Lenya Ryzhik, Stanford University, USA, 'Transport in Random Media'.
  4. Luis Vega González, Universidad del País Vasco and Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain, 'Delta shell interactions for Dirac Hamiltonians'.

In addition there will be short seminars by both junior and senior researchers. We plan to have sufficient free time to foster discussion and facilitate new collaborations.


The goal of this school is to provide introductory courses that will help achieve a solid mathematical foundation on a number of research areas including quantum mechanics, kinetic theory, and disordered systems. 


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.

The registration deadline is April 20, 2016.


Carlos J. García-CerveraUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, Department of
Xu YangUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, Department of


Nicola BellomoPolitecnico di Torino
Eric CancesEcole des Ponts and INRIA
Biagio CassanoBasque Center for Applied Mathematics
Lihui ChaiUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Hongxu ChenUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Heyrim ChoUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Silvia ComelliUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Daniel B. CooneyPrinceton University
Kathleen CraigUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Aditya DhumuntaraoUniversity of Cambridge
Di FangUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Bretton FletcherUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Carlos J. García-CerveraUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Hailong GuoUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Massy KhoshbinUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Lan LiuUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Di LiuMichigan State University
Shane LuboldArizona State University
Diana MandarJakarta State University
Kyle MylonakisUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Ángel R. Rodríguez-RozasUniversity of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) & BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Lenya RyzhikStanford University
Beniada ShabaniStanford University
Ruiwen ShuUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Changhui TanRice University
Luis Vega GonzalezUniversity of the Basque Country and Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM)
Yingwei WangUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Li WangSUNY Buffalo
Xu YangUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Yuhua ZhuUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison


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.


UCSB Visitor Guide

Department of Mathematics, UCSB (UCSB)
Department of Mathematics South Hall, Room 6607 University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-308
Santa Barbara, CA



Funding provided by the NSF through the KI-net Grant. Additional support was provided by the NSF Grant DMS 1065942 and by the Department of Mathematics at University of California, Santa Barbara.