Oliver Penrose - a symposium in celebration of his work and achievements

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Oliver Penrose - a symposium in celebration of his work and achievements

 Dec 07 2021

13:30 - 18:00

 

In honour of Professor Oliver Penrose, this symposium will celebrate his honourary degree, awarded by Heriot-Watt University, in recognition of his lifetime achievements and fundamental contributions in statistical physics.

This afternoon symposium will feature talks from:  John Ball,  Peter Fratzl, Joel Lebowitz, Matthew Penrose and Balint Toth.

13.30 -13.45

Beatrice Pelloni (Heriot-Watt University) Opening remarks

13.45-14.15

Mathew Penrose (University of Bath)         
Coverage and connectivity in stochastic geometry

14.15-14.45

John Ball (Heriot-Watt University) Viscoelasticity and monodromy

14.45-15.30

Tea and coffee

15.30-16.00

Peter Fratzl (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam)
Surface tension and tissue growth

16.00-16.30

Bálint Tóth (University of Bristol and Rényi Institute Budapest)

Invariance Principle for the Random Lorentz Gas - Beyond the Boltzmann-Grad Limit

16.30-16.45

Break

16.45-17.15

Joel Lebowitz (Rutgers University)
Statistical mechanical ensembles and typical behavior of macroscopic systems

17.15-17.30

 Closing remarks

 
 
Participation
This symposium will be a hybrid event: there will be a limited number of in-person places for participation at ICMS, Edinburgh as well as the opportunity to join via Zoom.
To particpate in the symposium please register using this form. There are a very limited number of spaces available to attend in-person and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment please book early.

 The abstracts for the talks can be found here. 

 

 

The organisers acknowledge the generous support for this event from the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust