Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society

12 December 2014, 4.30 - 5.30pm
Postgraduate Centre Auditorium, Heriot-Watt University

The Postgraduate Centre is Building 18 on this map. Directions to Heriot-Watt.

Martin Hairer (Warwick): Taming Infinities

Some physical and mathematical theories have the unfortunate feature that if one takes them at face value, many quantities of interest appear to be infinite! Various techniques, usually going under the common name of renormalisation have been developed over the years to address this, allowing mathematicians and physicists to tame these infinities. We will tip our toes into some of the mathematical aspects of these techniques and we will see how they have recently been used to make precise analytical statements about the solutions of some equations whose meaning was not even clear until now.

Tea will be served from 3.45pm outside the Lecture Theatre.

Registration at Eventbrite not necessary.

A poster is available here.