Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 3:05pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
It is well known that solutions of compressible Euler equations in general form discontinuities (shock waves) in finite time even when the initial data is $C^\infty$ smooth. The lack of regularity makes the system hard to resolve. When the initial data have large amplitude, the well-posedness of the full Euler equations is still wide open even in one space dimenssion. In this talk, we discuss some recent progress on large data solutions for the compressible Euler equations in one space dimension. The talk includes joint works with Alberto Bressan, Helge Kristian Jenssen, Robin Young and Qingtian Zhang.