Groupe de travail de l'ICJ (APSSE) 23/01/2018

Groupe de travail des Amis des Probabilités et des Statistiques à Saint-Étienne

à 14 heures

 en salle des séminaires du département de mathématiques C 112

Groupe de travail APSSE de l'Institut Camille Jordan



 Groupe de travail APSSE :
Amis des Probabilités et des Statistiques à Saint-Étienne

La prochaine rencontre se tiendra mardi 23 janvier 2018 à 14 heures

: Hong DUONG, Imperial College of London

Titre : "Large deviations and variational approach to generalized gradient flows"

: "In 1998, Jordan-Kinderlehrer-Otto (JKO) proved a remarkable result that the diffusion equation can be seen as a gradient flow of the Boltzmann entropy with respect to the Wasserstein distance. This result has sparked a large body of research in the field of partial differential equations and others in the last two decades. Many evolution equations have been proved to have a Wasserstein gradient flow structure such as the convection and nonlinear diffusion, the Cahn-Hilliard equation, the thin-film equation and finite Markov chains, just to name a few. Not only revealing physical nature of a PDE, a Wasserstein gradient flow structure can also be exploited to prove its well-posedness, to characterise long-time behaviour and to construct efficient computational methods.  However, the Wasserstein gradient flow theory is only applicable to dissipative systems.

In this talk, I will show how the JKO-scheme can be extended to non-dissipative systems and how these macroscopic schemes can be interpreted microscopically via the theory of large-deviations. In addition, I will also discuss about applications of this microscopic-macroscopic connection to multi-scale analysis of PDEs."



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