Winter 2023 STAT 36510

Course:  STAT 36510

Title:  Random Growth Model and the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang Equation

Instructor(s): Yier Lin

Teaching Assistant(s):

Class Schedule: Sec 1: TR 11:00 PM-12:20 PM in Jones 303

Description: In this course, we will show how a variety of physical systems and mathematical models, including randomly growing interfaces, queueing systems, stochastic PDEs, and traffic models, all demonstrate the same universal statistical behaviors in their long-time/large-scale limit. These systems are said to lie in the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class. We will also study a central object in this universality class: the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation.