Modern Perspectives in Applied Mathematics: A Meeting in Honor of Andrew J. Majda

May 18-22, 2009
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Modern Perspectives in
Applied Mathematics

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A conference in honor of Andrew J. Majda on his 60th birthday Stochastic and multi-scale modeling is becoming a main driving force in many scientific and engineering disciplines.Many problems in sciences involve quantifying the behavior of complex systems with a very large number of degrees of freedom.  These systems interact on a large span of scales and require to incorporate stochastic effects to account for model errors and/or disturbances from under-resolved scales. This conference will discuss recent advances in this area by bringing together leading experts in nonlinear partial differential equations, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, turbulence, combustion, and data assimilation.







9:00 – 9:30AM


9:30 – 10:15AM


T. Beale

F.H. Lin

A. Chorin

P. Constantin

10:15 – 10:45AM


10:45 – 11:30AM

B. Engquist


C. Fefferman

M. Moncrieff

L. Smith

11:30 – 12:15PM

S. Klainerman

M. Avellaneda

E. Vanden-Eijnden

I. Held

 O. Pauluis

12:15 – 2:00PM


2:00 – 2:45PM

P. Souganidis

S. Osher

P.L. Lions

G. Branstator

D. Cai

2:45 – 3:30PM

A. Bertozzi

M. Taylor

  S. Stechman, R. Abramov, C. Franzke

M. Montgomery

R. Klein

3:30 – 4:00PM


4:00 – 4:45PM

D. McLaughlin

A. Bourlioux

V. Roytburd, B. Gergoshrin, J. Harlim

J. Tribbia


4:45 – 5:30PM

M. Crandall

C. Dafermos

R. Kleeman


5:30 – 7:30PM

13th floor lounge


Banquet – Kimmel @ 6:30PM



Organizing Committee:
Takis Souganidis (Chair)
 Andrea Bertozzi
 Eric Vanden-Eijnden

Invited speakers (partial list)                           
Jeff Anderson (NCAR)
Marco Avellaneda (Courant Institute)
Tom Beale (Duke University)
Anne Bourlioux (University of Montreal)
Grant Branstator (NCAR)
David Cai (Courant Institute)
Alexandre Chorin (University of California Berkeley)
Peter Constantin (University of Chicago)
Michael Crandall (University of California Santa Barbara)
Constantine Dafermos (Brown University)
Weinan E (Princeton University)
Bjorn Engquist (University of Texas Austin)
Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)
Isaac Held (GFDL)
Richard Kleeman (Courant Institute)
Rupert Klein (Free University of Berlin)
Sergiu Klainerman (Princeton University)
Peter Lax (Courant Institute)
Fang-Hua Lin (Courant Institute)
Pierre-Louis Lions (College de France)
Dave MacLaughlin (Courant Institute)
Mitch Moncrieff (NCAR)
Michael Montgomery (Naval Postgraduate School)
Stanley Osher (University of California Los Angeles)
Olivier Pauluis (Courant Institute)
Ruben Rosales (MIT)
Leslie Smith (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Michael Taylor (University of North California)