PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar

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25 October 2018
12:00
Shengguo Zhu
Abstract

We will talk about the Cauchy problem of the three-dimensional isentropic compressible Navier-Stokes equations. When viscosity coefficients are given as a constant multiple of density's power, based on some analysis  of  the nonlinear structure of this system, by introducing some new variables and the initial layer compatibility conditions, we identify the class of initial data admitting a local regular solution with far field vacuum and  finite energy  in some inhomogeneous Sobolev spaces, which solves an open problem of degenerate viscous flow partially mentioned by Bresh-Desjardins-Metivier (2006, Anal. Simi. Fluid Dynam.),  Jiu-Wang-Xin (2014, JMFM) and so on. Moreover, in contrast to the classical well-posedness theory in the case of  the constant viscosity,   we show   that one can not obtain any global classical solution whose $L^\infty$  norm of $u$ decays to zero as time $t$ goes to infinity under the assumptions on the conservation laws of total mass and momentum.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
8 November 2018
12:00
Francisco Gancedo
Abstract

In this talk we consider several scenarios involving the interaction among incompressible fluids of different nature. The main concern is the dynamics of the free boundary separating the fluids, which evolves with the velocity flow. The important question to address is whether the regularity is preserved in time or, on the other hand, the system develops singularities. We focus on Navier-Stokes models, where the viscosity of the fluids play a crucial role. At first showing results of finite time blow-up for the case of vacuum-fluid interaction. Later discussing new recent results on global existence for 1996 P.L. Lions' conjecture for density patches evolving by inhomogeneous Navier-Stokes equations.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
29 November 2018
12:00
Jean-Philippe Nicolas
Abstract

This talk will be an introduction to the use of conformal methods in asymptotic analysis in general relativity. We shall consider the explicit example of flat spacetime (Minkowski spacetime). The full conformal compactification will be constructed. For a simple example of a conformally invariant equation (we'll take the wave equation), we shall see how the compactification allows to infer precise informations on the asymptotic behaviour of the solution in all directions, for a certain class of data at any rate. Then, depending on time and questions, I will either describe how a scattering theory can be constructed using the same method or, explain how conformal methods can be used on other asymptotically flat geometries.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
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