- PDE Seminar
- Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 15:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Skiles 006
- Xinwei Yu – University of Alberta – firstname.lastname@example.org
Energetic stability of matter in quantum mechanics, which refers to the question of whether the ground state energy of a
We consider the problem of finding on a given bounded and smooth
Euclidean domain \Omega of dimension n ≥ 3 a complete conformally flat metric whose Schouten
curvature A satisfies some equation of the form f(\lambda(-A)) =1. This generalizes a problem
considered by Loewner and Nirenberg for the scalar curvature. We prove the existence and uniqueness of
locally Lipschitz solutions. We also show that the Lipschitz regularity is in general optimal.
We show that the Principle of Exchange of Stability holds for convection in a layer of fluids overlaying a porous media with proper interface boundary conditions and suitable assumption on the parameters. The physically relevant small Darcy number regime as well as the dependence of the convection on various parameters will be discussed. A theory on the dependence of the depth ratio of the onset of deep convection will be put forth together with supporting numerical evidence. A decoupled uniquely solvable, unconditionally stable numerical scheme for solving the system will be presented as well.
We consider the Benjamin Ono equation, modeling one-dimensional long interval waves in a stratified fluid, with a slowly-varying potential perturbation. Starting with near soliton initial data, we prove that the solution remains close to a soliton wave form, with parameters of position and scale evolving according to effective ODEs depending on the potential. The result is valid on a time-scale that is dynamically relevant, and highlights the effect of the perturbation. It is proved using a Lyapunov functional built from energy and mass, Taylor expansions, spectral estimates, and estimates for the Hilbert transform.
The basic model of an isolated self-gravitating gaseous star is given by the gravitational Euler-Poisson system. For any value of the adiabatic index strictly between 1 and 4/3 we construct an infinite-dimensional family of collapsing solutions to the Euler-Poisson system whose density is in general space inhomogeneous and undergoes gravitational blowup along a prescribed space-time surface in the Lagrangian coordinates. The leading order singular behaviour is driven by collapsing dust solutions. This is a joint work with Yan Guo (Brown) and Juhi Jang (USC).
In this talk I'll first give an background overview of Bourgain's approach to prove the invariance of the Gibbs measure for the periodic cubic nonlinear Schrodinger equation in 2D and of the para-controlled calculus of Gubinelli-Imkeller and Perkowski in the context of parabolic stochastic equations. I will then present our resolution of the long-standing problem of proving almost sure global well-posedness (i.e. existence /with uniqueness/) for the periodic nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLS) in 2D on the support of the Gibbs measure, for any (defocusing and renormalized) odd power nonlinearity. Consequently we get the invariance of the Gibbs measure. This is achieved by a new method we call /random averaging operators /which precisely captures the intrinsic randomness structure of the problematic high-low frequency interactions at the heart of this problem. This is work with Yu Deng (USC) and Haitian Yue (USC).
We study the mean field limit of large stochastic systems of interacting particles. To treat more general and singular kernels, we propose a modulated free energy combination of the method that we had previously developed and of the modulated energy introduced by S. Serfaty. This modulated free energy may be understood as introducing appropriate weights in the relative entropy to cancel the most singular terms involving the divergence of the flow. Our modulated free energy allows to treat singular potentials which combine large smooth part, small attractive singular part and large repulsive singular part. As an example, a full rigorous derivation (with quantitative estimates) of some chemotaxis models, such as Patlak-Keller-Segel system in the subcritical regimes, is obtained. This is a joint work with D. Bresch and Z. Wang.