May 2017, Notre-Dame de Paris.

Stochastic Dynamics Out of Equilibrium @ IHP

Featured earlier: Bonn 2012 | Bielefeld 2016.

Joe P. Chen

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Colgate University

B.S. '06, Yale College
M.S. '10, Ph.D. '13, Cornell University

Curriculum vitae PDF | Papers (on arXiv) | Research | Research Students | Teaching

Research interests: Probability, Analysis and Mathematical Physics on graphs, resistance spaces, and metric measure spaces, such as fractals.

Most recently I have been studying the scaling limits of discrete stochastic processes which are many-particle extensions of the (simple) random walk process, such as the exclusion process, sandpile models, and internal diffusion-limited aggregation, on weighted graphs. I also continue to study spectral aspects of Laplace or Schrödinger operators on self-similar spaces, with applications to PDEs, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics.

Some pictures (click on the image to see the relevant paper)

May '17: IHP Trimester "Stochastic Dynamics Out of Equilibrium." Photo diary. Side project: Math doodles in Paris.
June '17: 6th Cornell Conference on Analysis, Probability, and Mathematical Physics on Fractals.
June & July '17: Research tutorials & lectures at Cornell and Bielefeld.

The origins of "toothpaste university." See also Colgate's graduate school of dentistry, which has an application deadline of April 1. Apply now!
I rarely pick sides on the Yale-UConn rivalry or the Cornell-Colgate rivalry. I will, however, use math humor to defuse the rivalries.