Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 04:00

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Abstract:

There are numerous mathematical ways in which to frame and analyze turbulence; for

example, pde models, such as (a) incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, or purely statistical models, such as (b) random multiplicative cascades or branching random walks. This talk is something of a random walk through some underlying issues relating these models, mostly from a probabilistic perspective, illustrated by recent results and open problems within each framework. The talk is based on various recent collaborations with Enrique Thomann, Torrey Johnson Oregon State University, Nick Michalowski, New Mexico State University, and Partha Dey, Warwick University & University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively.