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Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena

The 2011 Annual Kinetic FRG Meeting

May 23-27, 2011


  • This meeting is located at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

  • The University Inn Wisconsin Madison is the hotel for this meeting.

  • All the lectures will be in Van Vleck Hall, room B239 Breakfast, Coffee breaks and Tuedays's banquet will be at Van Vleck Hall, room 911

Van Vleck Hall
Department of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin -Madison
Madison, WI 53706


Confirmed participants can RSVP and provide the additional information about their stay here.

Due to the large number of applications, we regret that RSVP is now closed to new applicants.

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Organizing Committee Scientific Content Acknowledgement
Funding Confirmed Participants Poster
Contact Schedule Photos | Video 1 | Video 2





Shi Jin University of Wisconsin - Madison
Eitan Tadmor University of Maryland



Kinetic descriptions play a critical role in the physical, social, and biological sciences, and have expanded into diverse applications of cutting-edge technology ranging from microfluidics, semiconductors, polymers and plasma to traffic networking and swarming. Modern kinetic theory captures fundamental issues in the modeling and simulation of phenomena across length and time scales, from the atomistic to the continuum. In the context of kinetic theory mathematical approaches help the design of numerical methods and, conversely, numerical simulations help improve the quantitative understanding of underlying complex problems.

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In this meeting, we will also celebrate the 60th birthday of David Levermore.


  • To present the ongoing research of leading experts on the modeling, mathematical analysis and computational aspects of kinetic theories
  • To identify promising new avenues of research
  • To formulate a number of problems that are at once tractable and have potential to provide further insight into the nature of kinetic description of phenomena across different scales

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Partial funding is provided by the NSF Focus Research Group (FRG) on Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena: Modeling, Theory and Computation at the University of Maryland, the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.



The program schedule will be posted prior to the meeting.

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A limited amount of funding for participants at all levels is available, especially for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program.


Name Affiliation
Kazuo Aoki Kyoto University
Agisilaos Athanasoulis University of Cambridge
Hantaek Bae University of Maryland
Claude Bardos University of Paris VII
Andrea Bertozzi University of California, Los Angeles
Russel Caflisch University of California, Los Angeles
Peter Constantin University of Chicago
Tarek Elgindi New York University
Miguel Escobedo University of Bilbao
Gregory Forest University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Irene Gamba University of Texas at Austin
Francois Golse Ecole Polytechnique--Paris
Manoussos Grillakis University of Maryland
Yan Guo Brown University
Tae Gab Ha Iowa State University
Jeffrey Haack University of Texas at Austin
Cory Hauck Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin University of Maryland
Shi Jin University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evan Johnson UW-Madison
Chanwoo Kim Brown University
Dave Levermore University of Maryland
Hailiang Liu Iowa State University
Tai-Ping Liu Stanford University
Dionisios Margetis University of Maryland
Ioannis Markou University of Maryland , College Park
Alexey Miroshnikov University of Maryland, College Park
Sebastien Motsch University of Maryland
Stephen Pankavich United States Naval Academy
Benedetto Piccoli University of Rutgers-Camden
Nattapol Ploymaklam Iowa State University
Maksym Pryporov Iowa State University
Lee Ricketson UCLA
Christian Ringhofer Arizona State University
Laure Saint-Raymond École Normale Supérieure
Robert Strain University of Pennsylvania
Weiran Sun University of Chicago
Eitan Tadmor University of Maryland
Changhui Tan University of Maryland
Cesare Tronci Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Athanasios Tzavaras University of Crete
Suleyman Ulusoy University of Maryland
Bernt Wennberg Chalmers university of technology
Hui Yu Iowa State University
Seok-Bae Yun Brown University

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The poster is available here as a PDF.