PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Leonid Berlyand, Mark Levi, Alexei Novikov, Yakov Pesin.

Title:Logarithmic interaction energy for infinitely many points in the plane
Seminar:Applied Analysis Seminar
Speaker:Etienne Sandier, Université Paris 12, Paris, France
I will define an energy describing the interaction of infinitely many positive charges in the plane with a uniform negative background (a system sometimes referred to as a jellium by physicists). I will give some of the basic properties of this energy proved with S. Serfaty some years ago, and describe recent results obtained with Y.Ge which give a partial answer to the question of which configurations of points have finite energy. I will also if time permits describe links and applications to the theory of log-gases and weighted Fekete sets.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:02 / 25 / 2014
Time:04:00pm - 05:00pm