Taming the randomness of chaotic systems

Research Horizons Seminar
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:30pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Microsoft Teams
Alex Blumenthal – Georgia Tech – ablumenthal6@gatech.edu
Skye Binegar
All around us in the physical world are systems which evolve in chaotic, seemingly random ways: fire, smoke, turbulent fluids, the flow of gas around us. Over the last ~60 years, mathematicians have made tremendous progress in understanding these processes and how chaotic behavior can emerge and, remarkably, the extent to which chaotic systems emulate probabilistic randomness. This talk is a brief introduction to these ideas, with an emphasis on examples and pretty pictures.