Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 04:00
Location: 
GLK 113

Speaker Info

Local Speaker: 
Abstract: 

In this talk I will survey results illustrating
the large scale effect in quatities of mathematical,
physical or biological interest when some
of the key parameters controling the underlying
problem are discontinuous.  Our understanding
of these effects, as well as the properties of the
solutions, benefits from studying the associated stochastic
process and in particular the properties of its
local time.  In particular, the connections between
interface conditions and the notion of `natural local
time' will be explored.  This talk is based in joint work
with T Appuhamillage, V Bokil, E Waymire and B Wood.