EarthFlows Seminar: Universality and avalanches in growth and depinning
There will be a seminar in the Earth Flows research group the 24th of May. Our invited speaker is Pierre Le Doussal from LPT, Ecole Normal Superieure, France. All interested in the topic of the seminar are welcome.
Seminar in Earth Flows / Invited Lecturer
Title: Universality and avalanches in growth and depinning
Speaker: Pierre Le Doussal, LPT, Ecole Normal Superieure, France
Time and place: 24 May, 12:15 PM, PGP seminar room (FV 414), 4. floor, Physics building
We discuss experiments where growth occurs in presence of noise and quenched disorder, and identify some universality classes.
Presentation of a field theory which predicts in details the statistics of avalanches for a class of disordered elastic systems, and show how the universality class extend to sandpile models. We discuss open questions in the field.
All interested are welcome to the seminar
About the Research Group - EarthFlows
The cross-disciplinary research group EarthFlows is a strategic initiative selected by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo, and includes participants from the Department of Geosciences, Department of Physics, and Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo.
The reserach group is hosted by the Department of Geosciences, see more details for the group here: