Accession Number : ADA226141

Title :   AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar on the Mathematics of Random Media Held in Blacksburg, Virginia on May 29-June 9, 1989.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 89-14 May 90,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY PROVIDENCE RI

Personal Author(s) : Maxwell, James W.

Report Date : 14 MAY 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The twentieth AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar on applied mathematics was held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, May 29-June 9, 1989. The topic of the seminar was 'The Mathematics of Random Media'. The purpose of the seminar was to provide an overview of the role of applied probability theory in modeling the properties of materials and processes so complex that they can only be described statistically. Four general topics were selected for study; these were effective medium theory, diffusions and Markov processes, interesting particle systems and waves in random media. The seminar was structured so that each topic received about two and one-half days coverage (roughly 12 or 13 hourly presentations). One or two of the hourly talks at the beginning of each segment were aimed at providing general background and orientation for the audience. Keywords: Symposia, Mathematical models, Applied mathematics, Theory. (CP)

Descriptors :   *APPLIED MATHEMATICS, *PROBABILITY, BACKGROUND, MARKOV PROCESSES, MATERIALS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICS, MEDIA, PARTICLES, SYMPOSIA, THEORY, VIRGINIA.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE