PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar

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21 November 2019
12:00
Abstract

I will present recent results concerning a class of nonlinear parabolic systems of partial differential equations with small cross-diffusion (see doi.org/10.1051/m2an/2018036 and arXiv:1906.08060). Such systems can be interpreted as a perturbation of a linear problem and they have been proposed to describe the dynamics of a variety of large systems of interacting particles. I will discuss well-posedness, regularity, stability and convergence to the stationary state for (strong) solutions in an appropriate Banach space. I will also present some applications and refinements of the above-mentioned results for specific models.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
28 November 2019
12:00
Nikolaos Athanasiou
Abstract

An archetypal phenomenon in the study of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws is the development of singularities (in particular shocks) in finite time, no matter how smooth or small the initial data are. A series of works by Lax, John et al confirmed that for some important systems, when the initial data is a smooth small perturbation of a constant state, singularity formation in finite time is equivalent to the existence of compression in the initial data. Our talk will address the question of whether this dichotomy persists for large data problems, at least for the system of the Relativistic Euler equations in (1+1) dimensions. We shall also give some interesting studies in (3+1) dimensions. This is joint work with Dr. Shengguo Zhu.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
5 December 2019
12:00
Giampiero Palatucci
Abstract

We present some regularity estimates for viscosity solutions to a class of possible degenerate and singular integro-differential equations whose leading operator switches between two different types of fractional elliptic phases, according to the zero set of a modulating coefficient a = a(·, ·). The model case is driven by the following nonlocal double phase operator,

$$\int \frac{|u(x) − u(y)|^{p−2} (u(x) − u(y))} {|x − y|^{n+sp}} dy+ \int a(x, y) \frac{|u(x) − u(y)|^{ q−2} (u(x) − u(y))} {|x − y|^{n+tq}} dy$$

where $q ≥ p$ and $a(·, ·) = 0$. Our results do also apply for inhomogeneous equations, for very general classes of measurable kernels. By simply assuming the boundedness of the modulating coefficient, we are able to prove that the solutions are Hölder continuous, whereas similar sharp results for the classical local case do require a to be Hölder continuous. To our knowledge, this is the first (regularity) result for nonlocal double phase problems.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar
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