Analysis Seminar Current Semester
The seminar will meet Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. in VV B139, unless otherwise indicated.
If you wish to invite a speaker please contact Andreas at seeger(at)math
Analysis Seminar Schedule Spring 2017
|January 17, Math Department Colloquium||Fabio Pusateri (Princeton)||The Water Waves Problem||Sigurd Angenent|
|January 24, Joint Analysis/Geometry Seminar||Tamás Darvas (Maryland)||Existence of constant scalar curvature Kähler metrics and properness of the K-energy||Jeff Viaclovsky|
|Monday, January 30, 3:30, VV901 (PDE Seminar)||Serguei Denissov (UW Madison)||Instability in 2D Euler equation of incompressible inviscid fluid|
|February 7||Andreas Seeger (UW Madison)||The Haar system in Sobolev spaces|
|February 21||Jongchon Kim (UW Madison)||Some remarks on Fourier restriction estimates||Andreas Seeger|
|March 7, Mathematics Department Distinguished Lecture||Roger Temam (Indiana)||On the mathematical modeling of the humid atmosphere||Leslie Smith|
|Wednesday, March 8, Joint Applied Math/PDE/Analysis Seminar||Roger Temam (Indiana)||Weak solutions of the Shigesada-Kawasaki-Teramoto system||Leslie Smith|
|March 14||Xianghong Chen (UW Milwaukee)||Restricting the Fourier transform to some oscillating curves||Andreas Seeger|
|March 21||SPRING BREAK||
|Monday, March 27 (joint PDE/Analysis Seminar), 3:30, VV901||Sylvia Serfaty||TBA||Hung Tran|
|March 28||Brian Cook (Fields Institute)||Twists on the twisted ergodic theorems||Andreas Seeger|
|Friday, March 31, 4:00 p.m., B139||Laura Cladek (UBC)||TBA||Andreas Seeger|
|April 4||Francesco Di Plinio (Virginia)||TBA||Andreas Seeger|
|April 11||Xianghong Gong (UW Madison)||TBA|
|April 25 (joint PDE/Analysis Seminar)||Chris Henderson (University of Chicago)||TBA||Jessica Lin|
The Water Waves problem
We will begin by introducing the free boundary Euler equations which are a system of nonlinear PDEs modeling the motion of fluids, such as waves on the surface of the ocean. We will discuss several works done on this system in recent years, and how they fit into the broader context of the study of nonlinear evolution problems. We will then focus on the question of global regularity for water waves, present some of our main results - obtained in collaboration with Ionescu and Deng-Ionescu-Pausader - and sketch some of the main ideas.
Existence of constant scalar curvature Kähler metrics and properness of the K-energy
Given a compact Kähler manifold $(X,\omega)$, we show that if there exists a constant scalar curvature Kähler metric cohomologous to $\omega$ then Mabuchi's K-energy is J-proper in an appropriate sense, confirming a conjecture of Tian from the nineties. The proof involves a careful study of weak minimizers of the K-energy, and involves a surprising amount of analysis. This is joint work with Robert Berman and Chinh H. Lu.
Instability in 2D Euler equation of incompressible inviscid fluid
We consider the patch evolution under the 2D Euler dynamics and study how the geometry of the boundary can deteriorate in time.
The Haar system in Sobolev spaces
We consider the Haar system on Sobolev spaces and ask: When is it a Schauder basis? When is it an unconditional basis? Some answers are given in recent joint work Tino Ullrich and Gustavo Garrigós.
Some remarks on Fourier restriction estimates
The Fourier restriction problem, raised by Stein in the 1960’s, is a hard open problem in harmonic analysis. Recently, Guth made some impressive progress on this problem using polynomial partitioning, a divide and conquer technique developed by Guth and Katz for some problems in incidence geometry. In this talk, I will introduce the restriction problem and the polynomial partitioning method. In addition, I will present some sharp L^p to L^q estimates for the Fourier extension operator that use an estimate of Guth as a black box.
Roger Temam (Colloquium)
On the mathematical modeling of the humid atmosphere
The humid atmosphere is a multi-phase system, made of air, water vapor, cloud-condensate, and rain water (and possibly ice / snow, aerosols and other components). The possible changes of phase due to evaporation and condensation make the equations nonlinear, non-continuous (and non-monotone) in the framework of nonlinear partial differential equations. We will discuss some modeling aspects, and some issues of existence, uniqueness and regularity for the solutions of the considered problems, making use of convex analysis, variational inequalities, and quasi-variational inequalities.
Roger Temam (Seminar)
Weak solutions of the Shigesada-Kawasaki-Teramoto system
We will present a result of existence of weak solutions to the Shigesada-Kawasaki-Teramoto system, in all dimensions. The method is based on new a priori estimates, the construction of approximate solutions and passage to the limit. The proof of existence is completely self-contained and does not rely on any earlier result. Based on an article with Du Pham, to appear in Nonlinear Analysis.
Restricting the Fourier transform to some oscillating curves
I will talk about Fourier restriction to some compact smooth curves. The problem is relatively well understood for curves with nonvanishing torsion due to work of Drury from the 80's, but is less so for curves that contain 'flat' points (i.e. vanishing torsion). Sharp results are known for some monomial-like or finite type curves by work of Bak-Oberlin-Seeger, Dendrinos-Mueller, and Stovall, where a geometric inequality (among others) plays an important role. Such an inequality fails to hold if the torsion demonstrates strong sign-changing behavior, in which case endpoint restriction bounds may fail. In this talk I will present how one could obtain sharp non-endpoint results for certain space curves of this kind. Our approach uses a covering lemma for smooth functions that strengthens a variation bound of Sjolin, who used it to obtain a similar result for plane curves. This is joint work with Dashan Fan and Lifeng Wang.
Twists on the twisted ergodic theorems
The classical pointwise ergodic theorem has been adapted to include averages twisted by a phase polynomial, primary examples being the ergodic theorems of Wiener-Wintner and Lesigne. Certain uniform versions of these results are also known. Here uniformity refers to the collection of polynomials of degree less than some prescribed number. In this talk we wish to consider weakening the hypothesis in these latter results by considering uniformity over a smaller class of polynomials, which is naturally motivated when considering certain applications related to the circle method.