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KI-Net Conference Announcement

Recent Advances on Particle Systems in Kinetic Theory

May 8 - 12, 2017

ICES, UT-Austin
University of Texas-Austin

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Interacting particle transport or kinetic collisional modeling was introduced in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by L. Boltzmann and J.C. Maxwell, independently, giving birth to the area of mathematical Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics. These types of evolution models concern a class of non-local, and non-linear integro-differential problems whose rigorous mathematical treatment and approximations are still emerging. Their applications range from rarefied elastic and inelastic gas dynamics including very low temperature regimes for quantum interactions, collisional plasmas and electron transport in nanostructures, to self-organized or social interacting dynamics.  Based on a Markovian framework of birth and death processes, under the regime of molecular chaos propagation, their evolution is described by equations of non-linear collisional Boltzmann type. 

This event is dedicated to Sasha Bobylev's impact in the mathemtics and computations of kinetic theory.       

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This conference will focus on new developments on broad areas of such complex particle systems in kinetic collisional theory, focusing on recent progress in analytical and numerical methods covering form the derivation of Boltzmann flows from particle dynamics, initial and boundary value problems, regularity issues, long time dynamics and stability issues, as well as novel computational approaches.

This activity is co-sponsored by the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin.



Kazuo AokiNational Taiwan University, Department of
Irene M. GambaUniversity of Texas at Austin,
Reinhard IllnerUniversity of Victoria, Canada, Department of Mathematics and
Giovanni RussoUniversità di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica ed
Alexis F. VasseurUniversity of Texas at Austin, Department of
Bernt WennbergChalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden, Department of


Sona AkopianUniversity of Texas at Austin
Ricardo J. AlonsoPUC Rio
Ioakeim AmpatzoglouUniversity of Texas at Austin
Benjamin AnwasiaUniversity Of Minho
Kazuo AokiNational Taiwan University
Claude W. BardosUniversity of Paris 7
Niclas BernhoffKarlstad University, Sweden
Alexandre BobylevKarlstad University/KIAM RAS
Luis CaffarelliThe University of Texas at Austin
Russel CaflischUCLA
Silvia CaprinoUniversità degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Sean CarneyUT Austin
David ChaucayanquiThe University of Texas at Austin
Thomas ChenUniversity of Texas at Austin
Erica De la CanalUniversity of Texas at Austin
Ryan DenlingerUniversity of Texas at Austin
Francis FilbetPaul Sabatier University, Toulouse III
Irene M. GambaUniversity of Texas at Austin
Roche GeorgeUniversity of Texas at Austin
David GoldsteinThe University of Texas at Austin
Maria GualdaniGeorge Washington University
Yan GuoBrown University
Van HerdUniversity of Texas at Austin
Kyle HigdonThe University of Texas at Austin
Michael HottUT Austin
Jingwei HuPurdue University
Reinhard IllnerUniversity of Victoria, Canada
Shi JinUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Moon-Jin KangUniversity of Texas at Austin
Sam G. KrupaUniversity of Texas at Austin
Donghyun LeeUW Madison
Hailiang LiuIowa State University
Liu LiuUniversity of Texas at Austin
Xuguang LuTsinghua University
Hanqing LuUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Arnaud MahieuxUniversity of Texas at Austin
Constant MarksGeosyntec Consultants
Javier MoralesUniversity of Maryland
Anne NouriAix-Marseille Université
Matt NovackUT - Austin
Lorenzo PareschiUniversity of Ferrara
Natasa PavlovicUniversity of Texas-Austin
Clark PennieUniversity of Texas
Irina PotapenkoKeldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow
Mario PulvirentiUniversity of L'Aquila
Kui RenUniversity of Texas at Austin
Sergej RjasanowUniversity of Saarlandes
Matthew RosenzweigUniversity of Texas Austin
Giovanni RussoUniversità di Catania
Aarthi SekaranThe University of Texas at Austin
Sergio SimonellaTU München
Logan StokolsUT Austin
Robert M. StrainUniverity of Pennsylvania
Saikishan SuryanarayananThe University of Texas at Austin
Anna SzczekutowiczUniversity of Texas at Austin
Shigeru TakataKyoto University
Maja TaskovicUniversity of Pennsylvania
Xiaochuan TianUniversity of Texas at Austin
Ignacio TomasettiU. Mar del Plata and UT Austin
Richard TsaiThe University of Texas at Austin
Philip VargheseThe University of Texas at Austin
Alexis F. VasseurUniversity of Texas at Austin
Zhenfu WangUniversity of Pennsylvania
Bernt WennbergChalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden
Tong YangCity University of Hong Kong
Cheng YuUniversity of Texas at Austin
Chenglong ZhangSchlumberger Geophysics Technology Center
Zhennan ZhouDuke University
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.


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ICES, UT-Austin (ICES, UT)
Peter O'Donnell Jr Bldg., 201 E 24th Street
Austin, TX




Funding provided by the NSF through the KI-net Grant.