Quantum and Kinetic Transport: Tutorials

March 10 - 13, 2009


We will offer tutorials in the first week of the program, to provide an introduction to the relevant problems as well as to the relevant concepts from mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. It is the goal of these tutorials to familiarize participants with the issues and techniques involved in quantum and kinetic transport, and to create a common language among researchers coming from different fields. These tutorials are particularly aimed at students and junior participants. The main topics that will be addressed in these tutorials are:

  • Mathematical transition from quantum, classical, to hydrodynamics scales.
  • Computational methods for mixed scale problems.
  • Quantum and kinetic models in emerging new applications.
  • Monte Carlo Methods and DSMC.

Organizing Committee

Eric Carlen (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Pierre Degond (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier))
Irene Gamba (University of Texas at Austin)
Frank Graziani (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Shi Jin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Karl Kempf (Intel Corporation)
David Levermore (University of Maryland)
Peter Markowich (University of Cambridge)
Stanley Osher (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics)
Christian Ringhofer (Arizona State University)
Marshall Slemrod (University of Wisconsin-Madison)