This program will be a month of concentration and workshops involving senior and junior researchers, postdocs and graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin from April 21, 2014 until May 16, 2014.

The formal workshops, including mini courses, lectures and poster presentations will be scheduled in the period April 28 to May 15, 2014 and will bring together the areas of kinetic transport in complex particle systems, self-organized flows, diffusion processes of nonlinear and nonlocal nature with applications to continuum mechanics, fluid and population dynamics as well as stochastic geometry and point processes.

With some overlapping, the first week of workshops (May 5-9) will focus mainly on two activities; a “Simons Workshop on Stochastic Geometry and Point Processes (SGPP)” and a “Workshop on Kinetic Transport in Complex Particle Systems (KI-NET).” The second week will concentrate on the “FRG: Workshop on Non Standard Diffusions (FRG).”

Several introductory minicourses will take place:


Malliavin operators and probabilistic approximations on configuration spaces: Giovanni Peccati, Universite du Luxembourg, May 5-8, 2014

Invariant Matching: Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research, May 5-8, 2014

Part I: Harmonic functions on Delaunay triangulation of a Poisson process, and Part II: Gibbs measures of graphs on point processes: P. Ferrari, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 6-8, 2014

Part I: Normal approximation of geometric Poisson functionals, and Part II: Fock space representation and perturbation analysis of Poisson functionals: Günter Last, Department of Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, May 06, 2014


Regularity for the Monge-Ampère equation, with applications to the semigeostrophic equations: Alessio Figalli, UT Austin, May 8-9, 2014

Optimal partitions of Dirichelet eigenvalues: Fang-hua Lin, Courant Institute, May 12-13, 2014

Perimeter minimizing bubble clusters: Francesco Maggi, UT Austin, May 14-15, 2014


David Aldous, UC Berkeley

Dieter Armbruster, Arizona State University

Henri Berestycki, EHESS

B. Blaszczyszyn, Ecole Normale Superieure, France

Filippo Cagnetti, University of Sussex

P. Calka, Universite de Rouen, France

Fabio Chalub, U. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Maria Colombo, SNS, Pisa, Italy

Guido De Philippis, Universität Zürich

P. Ferrari, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alessio Figalli, The University of Texas at Austin

Nestor Guillen, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

D. Hug, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Shi Jin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

G. Last, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Li Li, Rutgers University

Yanyan Li, Rutgers University

Fanghua Lin, Courant Institute

Jian-Guo Liu, Duke University

Francesco Maggi, The University of Texas at Austin

K. Mecke, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany

Antoine Mellet, University of Maryland

Sebastien Motsch, Arizona State University

G. Peccati, Luxemburg University, Luxemburg

Y. Peres, Microsoft Research, USA

Charles Radin, The University of Texas at Austin

Xavier Ros-Oton, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Russell Schwab, Michigan State University

Luis Silvestre, University of Chicago

Dejan Slepcev, Carnegie Mellon University

Charles Smart, MIT

Lan Tang, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

H. Thorisson, University of Iceland, Iceland

Enrico Valdinoci, Weierstrass Institute, Germany

Alexis Vasseur, The University of Texas at Austin

Bo Yang, Rutgers University

J. Yukich, Lehigh University



If you plan to submit a poster, please indicate so in the block provided on the registration form.

For registration, please complete the form provided on the event web site:


These activities will also be open to CoLab participants from Portugal and CMU at every level, supported by UT Austin CoLab funds.

The deadline to apply for financial support has passed.

This event is organized jointly by

  1. NSF Focus Research Group (FRG) in “Emerging issues in the sciences involving non-standard diffusions”
  2. NSF Research Network in Mathematical Sciences (RNMS) in “Kinetic Description of emerging challenges in multiscale problems of natural sciences; (Ki-Net)”
  3. the Simons Chair workshop on “Stochastic Geometry and Point Processes.”

Local organizers: Francois Baccelli, Luis Caffarelli, Alessio Figalli and Irene Gamba.