MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR | |

Topic: | Controlled Concentration and Long time Behavior of the Critical Mass Keller-Segel Equation. |

Speaker: | Eric Carlen |

Affiliation: | Rutgers, The State University |

Date: | Wednesday, March 4 |

Time/Room: | 11:15am - 12:15pm/S-101 |

The Keller-Segal equation exhibits a competition between diffusion and effects leading to concentration, and depending on whether the total mass is above or below a critical value, one or the other wins. We examine the long time behavior for critical mass making crucial use of a displacement convex Lyapunov functional whose existence is a pleasant surprise -- the equation itself describes gradient flow in the Wasserstein metric, but of a non displacement convex functional. This is joint work with Jose Carrillo and Adrien Blanchet.