Mon, 30 Jan 2023
Jose A. Cañizo

We use entropy methods to show that the heat equation with Dirichlet boundary conditions on the complement of a compact set in R^d shows a self-similar behaviour much like the usual heat equation on R^d, once we account for the loss of mass due to the boundary. Giving good lower bounds for the fundamental solution on these sets is surprisingly a relatively recent result, and we find some improvements using some advances in logarithmic Sobolev inequalities. In particular, we are able to give optimal asymptotic bounds for large times for the fundamental solution with an explicit approach rate in dimensions larger than 2, and some new bounds in dimension 2.

This is a work in collaboration with Alejandro Gárriz and Fernando Quirós.

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