Entrance hall of the ICMS

Probabilistic perspectives in nonlinear PDEs

Jun 05, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017

ICMS, 15 South College Street


Name Institution
Friedlander, Susan University of Southern California
Glatt-Holtz, Nathan Tulane University
Oh, Tadahiro University of Edinburgh
Pocovnicu, Oana Heriot-Watt University
Richards, Geordie Utah State University


In recent decades there has been significant progress in the analysis of deterministic and stochastic partial differential equations (PDEs) through the usage and development of probabilistic methods and tools. In particular, exciting developments for dispersive equations and the equations of fluid mechanics have emerged through the connection with probability theory. Despite these developments, many important questions of dynamical significance remain unsolved in the analysis of PDEs. This workshop will bring together experts in probability, PDEs and stochastic analysis, all of whose work could address open problems in nonlinear PDEs which may benefit from a more probabilistic viewpoint. The organisers are confident that this workshop will generate interdisciplinary research directions, where new developments in one area will impact the other. A significant aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to deepen the involvement of the UK mathematicians, in particular, researchers at early stages, in this important research activity through interaction between probability and PDEs. This will benefit the entire mathematical analysis community in the UK.

In addition to the usual one-hour talks by the participants, there will be several mini courses. In each mini course, one topic will be explored in substantive details, giving a chance to non-experts and junior participants to discover new research ideas and opportunities.


This  workshop will commence with registration around 09:00 on Monday 5 June and  will close at lunchtime on  Friday 9 June.



  • Invited participants will  receive an invitation email from ICMS at the end of February/beginning of March


The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.  


Talks and Audio/Visiual Equipment
All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  The lecture theatre has a built in computer, data projector, and visualiser/document camera.  In addition, there are two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  We advise Speakers that, where possible, you bring your talk on a memory stick/USB to put onto our computer in advance of your session - either at the start of the day or during coffee/lunch breaks.   ICMS staff can help with this.   It is possible for you to use your own laptops but it is then your own responsibility to ensure that resolutions are changed on the laptops if necessary (ICMS will not change the resolution on our equipment).   If you use a MAC we expect you to bring your own adaptor. 


UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.


Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies (volcanic ash disruptions) that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street.  If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For ICMS, use Edinburgh Waverley.





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