PDE Geometric Analysis seminar

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The seminar will be held in room 901 of Van Vleck Hall on Mondays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm, unless indicated otherwise.

Previous PDE/GA seminars

Tentative schedule for Fall 2019-Spring 2020

PDE GA Seminar Schedule Fall 2018-Spring 2019

date speaker title host(s)
August 31 (FRIDAY), Julian Lopez-Gomez (Complutense University of Madrid) The theorem of characterization of the Strong Maximum Principle Rabinowitz
September 10, Hiroyoshi Mitake (University of Tokyo) On approximation of time-fractional fully nonlinear equations Tran
September 12 and September 14, Gunther Uhlmann (UWash) TBA Li
September 17, Changyou Wang (Purdue) Some recent results on mathematical analysis of Ericksen-Leslie System Tran
Sep 28, Colloquium Gautam Iyer (CMU) Stirring and Mixing Thiffeault
October 1, Matthew Schrecker (UW) Finite energy methods for the 1D isentropic Euler equations Kim and Tran
October 8, Anna Mazzucato (PSU) TBA Li and Kim
October 15, Lei Wu (Lehigh) Hydrodynamic Limits in Kinetic Equations with Boundary Layer Effects Kim
October 22, Annalaura Stingo (UCD) Global existence of small solutions to a model wave-Klein-Gordon system in 2D Mihaela Ifrim
October 29, Yeon-Eung Kim (UW) TBA Kim and Tran
November 5, Albert Ai (UC Berkeley) TBA Mihaela Ifrim
December 3, Trevor Leslie (UW) TBA Kim and Tran
December 10, ( ) TBA
January 28, ( ) TBA
Time: TBD, Jessica Lin (McGill University) TBA Tran
March 4 Vladimir Sverak (Minnesota) TBA(Wasow lecture) Kim
March 18, Spring recess (Mar 16-24, 2019)
April 29, ( ) TBA

Abstracts

Julian Lopez-Gomez

Title: The theorem of characterization of the Strong Maximum Principle

Abstract: The main goal of this talk is to discuss the classical (well known) versions of the strong maximum principle of Hopf and Oleinik, as well as the generalized maximum principle of Protter and Weinberger. These results serve as steps towards the theorem of characterization of the strong maximum principle of the speaker, Molina-Meyer and Amann, which substantially generalizes a popular result of Berestycki, Nirenberg and Varadhan.

Hiroyoshi Mitake

Title: On approximation of time-fractional fully nonlinear equations

Abstract: Fractional calculus has been studied extensively these years in wide fields. In this talk, we consider time-fractional fully nonlinear equations. Giga-Namba (2017) recently has established the well-posedness (i.e., existence/uniqueness) of viscosity solutions to this equation. We introduce a natural approximation in terms of elliptic theory and prove the convergence. The talk is based on the joint work with Y. Giga (Univ. of Tokyo) and Q. Liu (Fukuoka Univ.)


Changyou Wang

Title: Some recent results on mathematical analysis of Ericksen-Leslie System

Abstract: The Ericksen-Leslie system is the governing equation that describes the hydrodynamic evolution of nematic liquid crystal materials, first introduced by J. Ericksen and F. Leslie back in 1960's. It is a coupling system between the underlying fluid velocity field and the macroscopic average orientation field of the nematic liquid crystal molecules. Mathematically, this system couples the Navier-Stokes equation and the harmonic heat flow into the unit sphere. It is very challenging to analyze such a system by establishing the existence, uniqueness, and (partial) regularity of global (weak/large) solutions, with many basic questions to be further exploited. In this talk, I will report some results we obtained from the last few years.

Matthew Schrecker

Title: Finite energy methods for the 1D isentropic Euler equations

Abstract: In this talk, I will present some recent results concerning the 1D isentropic Euler equations using the theory of compensated compactness in the framework of finite energy solutions. In particular, I will discuss the convergence of the vanishing viscosity limit of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations to the Euler equations in one space dimension. I will also discuss how the techniques developed for this problem can be applied to the existence theory for the spherically symmetric Euler equations and the transonic nozzle problem. One feature of these three problems is the lack of a priori estimates in the space $L^\infty$, which prevent the application of the standard theory for the 1D Euler equations.

Lei Wu

Title: Hydrodynamic Limits in Kinetic Equations with Boundary Layer Effects

Abstract: Hydrodynamic limits concern the rigorous derivation of fluid equations from kinetic theory. In bounded domains, kinetic boundary corrections (i.e. boundary layers) play a crucial role. In this talk, I will discuss a fresh formulation to characterize the boundary layer with geometric correction, and in particular, its applications in 2D smooth convex domains with in-flow or diffusive boundary conditions. We will focus on some newly developed techniques to justify the asymptotic expansion, e.g. weighted regularity in Milne problems and boundary layer decomposition.