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Subject: 09.03.30 Computational Kinetic Transport and Hybrid Methods, Los Angeles, CA
Quantum and Kinetic Transport: Analysis, Computations, and New Applications

Workshop I: Computational Kinetic Transport and Hybrid Methods

March 30 - April 3, 2009

Los Angeles, CA

Pierre Degond (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier))
Bjorn Engquist (University of Texas at Austin)
Frank Graziani (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Shi Jin (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mathematics)
Caroline Lasser (Freie Universität Berlin)
Anna-Karin Tornberg (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), NADA)

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Scientific Overview

This workshop will focus on computational modeling of kinetic transport
models that arise in various kinetic transport problems, in particular
Boltzmann kinetic or transport equations with applications in
astrophysics, planetary atmospheres, medical imaging,
semiconductor-devices, and plasmas. The numerical methods to be
discussed include direct simulation Monte-Carlo methods, particle
methods, moment closure techniques, deterministic finite difference,
finite element, and spectral methods. Hybridization of computational
schemes linking multi-scale and multi-physics will also be addressed.

Examples are microscopic to mesoscopic linking of quantum systems to
semiclassical models for semiconductor device simulations, coupled
kinetic and fluid models for hypersonic vehicles, and coupling of Monte
Carlo and deterministic numerical methods.

We will bring in experts from academia, industry and national labs. The
aim of this workshop is to examine the current states of computational
transport, and to foster interdisciplinary interactions among
researchers from mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and
related disciplines.

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Invited Speakers

Anton Arnold (Technische Universität Wien)
Victor Batista (Yale University)
Naoufel Ben Abdallah (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier))
Russel Caflisch (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))
Eric Cances (École Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées)
Jose Carrillo (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Andrew Christlieb (Michigan State University)
Frederic Coquel (Université de Paris VII (Denis Diderot) et Université
   de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie))
Pierre Degond (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier))
William Dorland (University of Maryland)
Weinan E (Princeton University)
Bjorn Engquist (University of Texas at Austin)
Frank Graziani (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Shi Jin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Edward Larsen (University of Michigan)
Caroline Lasser (Freie Universität Berlin)
Jian-Guo Liu (University of Maryland)
Robert Lowrie (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Luc Mieussens (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier))
Jim Morel (Texas A&M University - College Station)
Kyle Novak (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Christian Ratsch (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics)
Giovanni Russo (Università di L'Aquila)
Chi-Wang Shu (Brown University)
Henning Struchtrup (University of Victoria)
Eitan Tadmor (University of Maryland)
Anna-Karin Tornberg (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))
Manuel Torrilhon (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Zentrum)
Marie-Helene Vignal (Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier))
Haobin Wang (New Mexico State University)

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An application/registration form is available at:

The application part is for people requesting financial support to
attend the workshop. If you don't intend to do this, you may simply
register. We urge you to apply as early as possible. Applications
received by February 16, 2009 will receive fullest consideration.
Letters of reference may be sent to the address or email address below.
Successful applicants will be notified as soon as funding decisions are

We have funding especially to support the attendance of recent PhD's,
graduate students, and researchers in the early stages of their career;
however, mathematicians and scientists at all levels who are interested
in this area are encouraged to apply for funding. Encouraging the
careers of women and minority mathematicians and scientists is an
important component of IPAM's mission and we welcome their

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