Mon, 25 Mar


Bush House Auditorium

Prof. Martin Hairer KBE FRS

"Taming Infinities", is the final lecture of the year, delivered by Professor Martin Hairer, the recipient of the 2014 Fields Medal.

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Prof. Martin Hairer KBE FRS

Time & Location

25 Mar 2019, 18:00

Bush House Auditorium, 44-46 Aldwych, London WC2B 4LL, UK

About the Event

"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.

About Professor Hairer:

Martin Hairer is an Austrian mathematician working in the field of stochastic analysis, in particular stochastic partial differential equations. He is currently a Professor at Imperial College London and holds the Chair in Probability and Stochastic Analysis. Martin is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of UK. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 2014.

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