The rare interaction limit in a fast-slow mechanical system

The rare interaction limit in a fast-slow mechanical system

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Domokos Szász, Budapest University of Technology
Fine Hall 601

In 2008 Gaspard and Gilbert suggested a two-step strategy to derive the 'macroscopic' heat equation from the 'microscopic' kinetic equation. Their model consisted of a chain of localized and rarely interacting hard disks. For a paradigm billiard model - realizing the first, truly dynamical part of the GG-strategy - we obtain the 'mesoscopic' master equation describing a Markov jump process for the energies of the particles.  Joint work with P. Bálint, P. Nándori and IP. Tóth.