The Rough Journey of Brownian Motion, Ilya Chevyrev
From Iain Cms
This public lecture was part of the Harmonic Analysis, Stochastics and PDEs workshop at ICMS.
We were delighted to welcome speaker Ilya Chevyrev (University of Edinburgh) for this public lecture.
The history of Brownian motion dates back nearly 250 years when it was observed that coal and pollen particles in a liquid move in a jittery, seemingly random way. Since its discovery, Brownian motion has found remarkable applications in the sciences, such as helping us count the number of molecules in a room and modelling stock prices. In this lecture, we will explore some of these applications, highlighting several striking and counter-intuitive properties of this motion, and where its study has recently taken us.