The University of Texas at Austin2012/13 Focus on Quantum Transport 
2013/14 Thematic Program on Quantum Transport. With focus on research, and on the training of graduate and advanced undergraduate students, from a multidisciplinary, integrative perspective. The topics complement a graduate course on analytical aspects of Quantum Theory taught in Fall 2013. 
Schedule of Events 
Minicourses: Survey and Research Talks Advanced minicourses consisting of survey and research talks by experts in their respective fields.
Introductory and survey talks, held by graduate students.

Multidisciplinary Perspective 
In this thematic year, we focus on the transport of energy and mass in nonlinear quantum systems. The topics include semiclassical analysis via Wigner transforms; frequency cascades in NLS; the stability of lattice solutions in superconductors; the numerical analysis of quantum systems where transport is absent (Anderson localization). We mainly emphasize aspects of the following disciplines: PDE theory Key concepts and results connected to the analytic and PDE theory of mass and energy transport in quantum dynamics. Survey of recent advances. Mathematical Physics Link between microscopic and macroscopic physics, lattice formation in systems of Cooper pairs with links to modular functions. Computational Simulations Numerical study of transport properties of quantum systems currently beyond grasp in PDE theory. Predictions from numerical simulations, and key problems in numerical analysis. 
Program Information

This is the second in a series of five thematic years held at the Department of Mathematics, centered around a single equation or method, viewed from an integrative, multidisciplinary perspective encompassing nonlinear PDE's, mathematical physics, and computational simulations. Focus topics addressed in these thematic years tentatively include nonlinear Schrodinger equations, wave propagation in random media, Vlasov and Boltzmann equations, Euler equations, and multiscale and renormalization group methods. The mathematical physics component will address the derivation of these equations from quantum dynamics. Some of the main educational goals are:
This program is supported by the NSF CAREER grant DMS1151414. Organizer: Thomas Chen. 