Description : The series is aimed specifically at publishing peer reviewed reviews and contributions presented at workshops and conferences. Each volume is associated with a particular conference, symposium or workshop. These events cover various topics within pure and applied mathematics and provide up-to-date coverage of new developments, methods and applications.
Description : This monograph treats the theory of Dirichlet forms from a comprehensive point of view, using "nonstandard analysis." Thus, it is close in spirit to the discrete classical formulation of Dirichlet space theory by Beurling and Deny (1958). The discrete infinitesimal setup makes it possible to study the diffusion and the jump part using essentially the same methods. This setting has the advantage of being independent of special topological properties of the state space and in this sense is a natural one, valid for both finite- and infinite-dimensional spaces. The present monograph provides a thorough treatment of the symmetric as well as the non-symmetric case, surveys the theory of hyperfinite Lévy processes, and summarizes in an epilogue the model-theoretic genericity of hyperfinite stochastic processes theory.
Description : This text explores the theory of generalized Dirichlet Forms along with its applications for analysis and stochastics. Examples are provided.
Description : This volume and ""Stochastic Processes, Physics and Geometry: New Interplays I"" present state-of-the-art research currently unfolding at the interface between mathematics and physics. Included are select articles from the international conference held in Leipzig (Germany) in honor of Sergio Albeverio's sixtieth birthday. The theme of the conference, 'Infinite Dimensional (Stochastic) Analysis and Quantum Physics', was chosen to reflect Albeverio's wide-ranging scientific interests. The articles in these books reflect that broad range of interests and provide a detailed overview highlighting the deep interplay among stochastic processes, mathematical physics, and geometry.The contributions are written by internationally recognized experts in the fields of stochastic analysis, linear and nonlinear (deterministic and stochastic) PDEs, infinite dimensional analysis, functional analysis, commutative and non commutative probability theory, integrable systems, quantum and statistical mechanics, geometric quantization, and neural networks. Also included are applications in biology and other areas. Most of the contributions are high-level research papers. However, there are also some overviews on topics of general interest. The articles selected for publication in these volumes were specifically chosen to introduce readers to advanced topics, to emphasize interdisciplinary connections, and to stress future research directions. Volume I contains contributions from invited speakers; Volume II contains additional contributed papers.
Description : This book contains original research papers by leading experts in the fields of probability theory, stochastic analysis, potential theory and mathematical physics. There is also a historical account on Masatoshi Fukushima's contribution to mathematics, as well as authoritative surveys on the state of the art in the field. Contents:Professor Fukushima's Work:The Mathematical Work of Masatoshi Fukushima — An Essay (Zhen-Qing Chen, Niels Jacob, Masayoshi Takeda and Toshihiro Uemura)Bibliography of Masatoshi FukushimaContributions:Quasi Regular Dirichlet Forms and the Stochastic Quantization Problem (Sergio Albeverio, Zhi-Ming Ma and Michael Röckner)Comparison of Quenched and Annealed Invariance Principles for Random Conductance Model: Part II (Martin Barlow, Krzysztof Burdzy and Adám Timár)Some Historical Aspects of Error Calculus by Dirichlet Forms (Nicolas Bouleau)Stein's Method, Malliavin Calculus, Dirichlet Forms and the Fourth Moment Theorem (Louis H Y Chen and Guillaume Poly)Progress on Hardy-Type Inequalities (Mu-Fa Chen)Functional Inequalities for Pure-Jump Dirichlet Forms (Xin Chen, Feng-Yu Wang and Jian Wang)Additive Functionals and Push Forward Measures Under Veretennikov's Flow (Shizan Fang and Andrey Pilipenko)On a Result of D W Stroock (Patrick J Fitzsimmons)Consistent Risk Measures and a Non-Linear Extension of Backwards Martingale Convergence (Hans Föllmer and Irina Penner)Unavoidable Collections of Balls for Processes with Isotropic Unimodal Green Function (Wolfhard Hansen)Functions of Locally Bounded Variation on Wiener Spaces (Masanori Hino)A Dirichlet Space on Ends of Tree and Superposition of Nodewise Given Dirichlet Forms with Tier Linkage (Hiroshi Kaneko)Dirichlet Forms in Quantum Theory (Witold Karwowski and Ludwig Streit)On a Stability of Heat Kernel Estimates under Generalized Non-Local Feynman-Kac Perturbations for Stable-Like Processes (Daehong Kim and Kazuhiro Kuwae)Martin Boundary for Some Symmetric Lévy Processes (Panki Kim, Renming Song and Zoran Vondraček)Level Statistics of One-Dimensional Schrödinger Operators with Random Decaying Potential (Shinichi Kotani and Fumihiko Nakano)Perturbation of the Loop Measure (Yves Le Jan and Jay Rosen)Regular Subspaces of Dirichlet Forms (Liping Li and Jiangang Ying)Quasi-Regular Semi-Dirichlet Forms and Beyond (Zhi-Ming Ma, Wei Sun and Li-Fei Wang)Large Deviation Estimates for Controlled Semi-Martingales (Hideo Nagai)A Comparison Theorem for Backward SPDEs with Jumps (Bernt Øksendal, Agnès Sulem and Tusheng Zhang)On a Construction of a Space-Time Diffusion Process with Boundary Condition (Yoichi Oshima)Lower Bounded Semi-Dirichlet Forms Associated with Lévy Type Operators (René L Schilling and Jian Wang)Ultracontractivity for Non-Symmetric Markovian Semigroups (Ichiro Shigekawa)Metric Measure Spaces with Variable Ricci Bounds and Couplings of Brownian Motions (Karl-Theodor Sturm)Intrinsic Ultracontractivity and Semi-Small Perturbation for Skew Product Diffusion Operators (Matsuyo Tomisaki) Readership: Researchers in probability, stochastic analysis and mathematical physics. Key Features:Research papers by leading expertsHistorical account of M Fukushima's contribution to mathematicsAuthoritative surveys on the state of the art in the fieldKeywords:Probability Theory;Markov Processes;Dirichlet Forms;Potential Theory;Mathematical Physics
Description : The theory of Dirichlet forms has witnessed recently some very important developments both in theoretical foundations and in applications (stochasticprocesses, quantum field theory, composite materials,...). It was therefore felt timely to have on this subject a CIME school, in which leading experts in the field would present both the basic foundations of the theory and some of the recent applications. The six courses covered the basic theory and applications to: - Stochastic processes and potential theory (M. Fukushima and M. Roeckner) - Regularity problems for solutions to elliptic equations in general domains (E. Fabes and C. Kenig) - Hypercontractivity of semigroups, logarithmic Sobolev inequalities and relation to statistical mechanics (L. Gross and D. Stroock). The School had a constant and active participation of young researchers, both from Italy and abroad.
Description : A simplified approach to Malliavin calculus adapted to Poisson random measures is developed and applied in this book. Called the “lent particle method” it is based on perturbation of the position of particles. Poisson random measures describe phenomena involving random jumps (for instance in mathematical finance) or the random distribution of particles (as in statistical physics). Thanks to the theory of Dirichlet forms, the authors develop a mathematical tool for a quite general class of random Poisson measures and significantly simplify computations of Malliavin matrices of Poisson functionals. The method gives rise to a new explicit calculus that they illustrate on various examples: it consists in adding a particle and then removing it after computing the gradient. Using this method, one can establish absolute continuity of Poisson functionals such as Lévy areas, solutions of SDEs driven by Poisson measure and, by iteration, obtain regularity of laws. The authors also give applications to error calculus theory. This book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in the fields of stochastic analysis and finance, and in the domain of statistical physics. Professors preparing courses on these topics will also find it useful. The prerequisite is a knowledge of probability theory.
Description : This volume contains a large spectrum of work: super processes, Dirichlet forms, anticipative stochastic calculus, random fields and Wiener space analysis. The first part of the volume consists of two main lectures given at the third Silivri meeting in 1990: 1. "Infinitely divisible random measures and superprocesses" by D.A. Dawson, 2. "Dirichlet forms on infinite dimensional spaces and appli cations" by M. Rockner. The second part consists of recent research papers all related to Stochastic Analysis, motivated by stochastic partial differ ential equations, Markov fields, the Malliavin calculus and the Feynman path integrals. We would herewith like to thank the ENST for its material support for the above mentioned meeting as well as for the ini tial preparation of this volume and to our friend and colleague Erhan Qmlar whose help and encouragement for the realization of this volume have been essential. H. Korezlioglu A.S. Ustiinel INFINITELY DIVISIBLE RANDOM MEASURES AND SUPERPROCESSES DONALD A. DAWSON 1. Introduction.