New results for reaction-diffusion equations arising from reversible chemistry

Monday, April 13, 2009 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Entropy/entropy dissipation methods have been used with success lately in the study of the large time behavior of kinetic equations, nonlinear diffusions, etc., and have led to the development of the concept of hypocoercivity. They are also very useful in the context of reaction-diffusion equations (especially when they are derived from reversible chemistry), where they lead to new results of convergence to equilibrium as well as new results of existence of weak and strongs solutions. We shall detail some of those results, together with their links with recent works on coagulation-fragmentation models, and the use of results of regularity for singular parabolic problems.
Laurent Desvillettes
École normale supérieure de Cachan
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 110