Mean-Field limits for Coulomb dynamics

Mean-Field limits for Coulomb dynamics

-
Sylvia Serfaty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Fine Hall 314

We consider a system of N particles evolving according to the gradient flow of their Coulomb or Riesz interaction, or a similar conservative flow. By Riesz interaction, we mean inverse power s of the distance with s between d-2 and d where d denotes the dimension. We prove a convergence result as N tends to infinity to the expected limiting evolution equation.  This was previously an open question in general dimension, rendered difficult by the singular nature of the interaction.