Séminaire du LPTMS: Satya Majumdar


11:00 - 12:00

LPTMS, salle 201, 2ème étage, Bât 100, Campus d'Orsay
15 Rue Georges Clemenceau, Orsay, 91405

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KPZ story

Satya N. Majumdar (LPTMS, Université Paris Sud)

The celebrated KPZ equation (Kardar, Parisi, Zhang, 1986) is an important  milestone in statistical physics, originally introduced to describe the  late time dynamics in various growth models. Over the last 30 years, the  KPZ story has evolved in various interesting directions, making links on the way to different areas of physics and mathematics. This includes in  particular the link to the famous Tracy-Widom distribution in random  matrix theory. The story of KPZ is a very successful one, involving  theoretical physics, mathematics and experiments–a fertile playground for  interdisciplinary science. In this talk, I will review the evolution of  the KPZ story, pointing out the important landmarks as I go along. At the  very end, I will discuss some recent developments establishing a nice link between the KPZ height fluctuations and the edge physics in cold atom  systems.

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