Trouble with a chain of stochastic oscillators

Series: 
Stochastics Seminar
Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
,  
Dept of Math, Duke University
I will discuss some recent (but modest) results showing the existence and slow mixing of a stationary chain of Hamiltonian oscillators subject to a heat bath.  Surprisingly, even these simple results require some delicate stochastic averaging. This is joint work with Martin Hairer.