Lipschitz Lectures

Kinetic limit for classical particles and waves

Herbert Spohn (TU München)


Date, Time, and Location:

Monday, May 20, 2019
Lecture I: Kinetic limit, general concepts, and the hard sphere gas at low density
4:30 - 6 p.m., HIM Lecture Hall, Poppelsdorfer Allee 45, Bonn

Monday, May 27, 2019
Lecture II: Expansion in collision histories and Lanford’s theorem
4:30 - 6 p.m., HIM Lecture Hall, Poppelsdorfer Allee 45, Bonn

Monday, June 3, 2019
Lecture III: Kinetic limit for waves; the weakly nonlinear  discrete Schroedinger equation
4:30 - 6 p.m., HIM Lecture Hall, Poppelsdorfer Allee 45, Bonn

Monday, June 17, 2019
Lecture IV: (Sergio Simonella) Kinetic limit for particles interacting through a short range potential: recent advances
4:30 - 6 p.m., HIM Lecture Hall, Poppelsdorfer Allee 45, Bonn

 

Abstract

Kinetic equations are of wide usage. A standing challenge is their derivation from an underlying mechanical model. The focus of my lectures will be on hard spheres at low density, as prime example of a particle model, and on the weakly nonlinear lattice Schroedinger equation, as prime example of a wave equation.

The presentation will be on an introductory level. Helpful would be some familiarity with kinetic equations, classical mechanics, and wave equations. 

 
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