In a very influential work, Kardar, Parisi, and Zhang studied the dynamics of growing interfaces, in particular their self-similar structure. For two- dimensional bulk, one-dimensional interface, there is a surprising link to Random Matrix Theory. With this insight, beyond exponents, scaling functions have been computed. Recently such predictions have been confirmed in experiments on thin turbulent liquid crystal films. In the talk an introduction is provided to these advances in nonequilibrium statistical physics.
Lecture 1: 27 October 2015, 4:00 PM
Lecture 2: 28 October 2015, 10:00 AM
Lecture 3: 29 October 2015, 9:30 AM
This lecture is part of Non-equilibrium statistical physics