The KPZ (Kardar-Parisi-Zhang) equation and its universality class

Herbert Spohn (TU München)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 5:15pm
Universität Potsdam House 8, Room 0.58

The one-dimensional KPZ equation is a stochastic PDE which describes the dynamics of surface growth. It is one representative of a much larger universality class. I will discuss a few models in this class and explain how they are connected. They all share the common feature to be stochastic integrable.