$h$—Principle and fluid dynamics

Monday, April 13, 2009 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
In the early nineties Scheffer produced a complicated example of a nontrivial weak solution to the incompressible Euler equations, having compact support in space and time. Subsequent papers by Shnirelman produced other examples of quite irregular solutions by different, yet complicated, methods.In a recent joint work with László Székelyhidi we have used a suitable "$h$—principle'' to produce solutions with the same behavior in a relatively simple way. Our approach answers to further questions left open by the works of Scheffer and Shnirelman and might be relevant in understanding a long-standing conjecture of Onsager. The same kind of analysis has relevant applications also to the theory of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws and shares some surprising similarities with aspects of the theory of fully developed turbulence.***Please note that there will be an additional talk by the speaker at IAS
Camillo De Lellis
Universität Zürich
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 110