Probabilistic global well-posedness and Gibbs measure evolution for radial nonlinear Schr\"odinger and wave equations on the unit ball.

CDSNS Colloquium
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:00am
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Univ. of Michigan
In this talk we will discuss recent work, obtained in collaboration with Jean Bourgain, on new global well-posedness results along Gibbs measure evolutions for the radial nonlinear wave and Schr\"odinger equations posed on the unit ball in two and three dimensional Euclidean space, with Dirichlet boundary conditions. We consider initial data chosen according to a Gaussian random process associated to the Gibbs measures which arise from the Hamiltonian structure of the equations, and results are obtained almost surely with respect to these probability measures. In particular, this renders the initial value problem supercritical in the sense that there is no suitable local well-posedness theory for the corresponding deterministic problem, and our results therefore rely essentially on the probabilistic structure of the problem. Our analysis is based on the study of convergence properties of solutions. Essential ingredients include probabilistic a priori bounds, delicate estimates on fine frequency interactions, as well as the use of invariance properties of the Gibbs measure to extend the relevant bounds to arbitrarily long time intervals.