Nonlinear cross-diffusion systems and gradient flows

18 January 2018
Maria Bruna

We will discuss nonlinear cross-diffusion models describing cell motility of two distinct populations. The continuum PDE model is derived systematically from a stochastic discrete model consisting of impenetrable diffusing spheres. In this talk, I will outline the derivation of the cross-diffusion model, discuss some of its features such as the gradient-flow structure, and show numerical results comparing the discrete stochastic system to the derived model.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar