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The 2010 Annual Kinetic FRG Meeting

Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena

May 10-14, 2010

Division of Applied Mathematics
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912


Schedule (PDF)



Travel:  Nearest Airports are Providence's Green Airport and Logan Airport in Boston.  Also the Providence train station is a 15 minute walk to Brown University. 



Confirmed participants and requests for additional information, please contact Madeline Brewster at  Due to space limitations, these requests are pending approval by the organizers.



Yan Guo, Brown University

Eitan Tadmor, University of Maryland



Kinetic descriptions play a critical role in the physical, social, and biological sciences, and have expanded into diverse applications of cutting-edge technology ranging from microfluidics, semiconductors, polymers and plasma to traffic networking and swarming. Modern kinetic theory captures fundamental issues in the modeling and simulation of phenomena across length and time scales, from the atomistic to the continuum. In the context of kinetic theory mathematical approaches help the design of numerical methods and, conversely, numerical simulations help improve the quantitative understanding of underlying complex problems.



  • To present the ongoing research of leading experts on the modeling, mathematical analysis and computational aspects of kinetic theories
  • To identify promising new avenues of research
  • To formulate a number of problems that are at once tractable and have potential to provide further insight into the nature of kinetic description of phenomena across different scales


NSF The FRG is supported by the National Science Foundation.



Thomas Chen University of Texas at Austin
Bin Cheng University of Michigan
Ying Da Cheng University of Texas at Austin
Raffaele Esposito University of L'Aquila
Francis Filbet University of Lyon
Irene Gamba University of Texas at Austin
Hyung-Ju Hwang POSTECH
Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin Nice Sophia Antipolis University
Juhi Jang New York University
Ning Jiang Courant Institute
Shi Jin University of Wisconsin
Dave Levermore University of Maryland
Hailiang Liu Iowa State University
Rossana Marra University of Rome
Nader Masmoudi New York University-Courant Institute
Philip Morrison University of Texas at Austin
Lorenzo Pareschi Ferrera University
Mario Pulvirenti Sapienza University of Rome
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou University of California, Berkeley
Christian Ringhofer Arizona State University
Juan Soler University of Granada
Ravi Srinivasan University of Texas at Austin
Robert Strain III University of Pennsylvania
Eitan Tadmor University of Maryland
Mohamed Lazhar Tayeb University of Tunis
Giuseppe Toscani University of Pavia
Xu Yang Princeton University



Partial funding is provided by the NSF Focus Research Group (FRG) on Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena: Modeling, Theory and Computation at the University of Maryland.


A limited amount of funding for participants at all levels is available, especially for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program.


The program schedule will be posted prior to the meeting.




Also, for more information, please e-mail Madeline Brewster,