From particle systems to Fluid Mechanics

12 February 2016
Isabelle Gallagher

The question of deriving Fluid Mechanics equations from deterministic
systems of interacting particles obeying Newton's laws, in the limit
when the number of particles goes to infinity, is a longstanding open
problem suggested by Hilbert in his 6th problem. In this talk we shall
present a few attempts in this program, by explaining how to derive some
linear models such as the Heat, acoustic and Stokes-Fourier equations.
This corresponds to joint works with Thierry Bodineau and Laure Saint