##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Joint Math-Physics Department Colloquium

## Cedric Villani

#### l'Institut Henri Poincare

## Landau Dampling

##### Abstract:

Landau damping is relaxation without dissipation. For more than a half century it has been considered as a key phenomenon in plasma physics, and studied both in physics and mathematics, however mainly at the linear level. In this lecture I explain about the physical and mathematical theory of Landau damping, and the recent progress by Mouhot and myself about Landau damping in the nonlinear, close-to-equilibrium regime.

Host: Lei Ni and Tom O'Neil (Physics)

### March 1, 2012

### 3:00 PM

### AP&M 6402

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