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Nonlinear Analysis

Kinetic shock profiles for the Landau equation

Dallas Albritton, Princeton University

Location:  Hill Center Room 705
Date & time: Tuesday, 21 March 2023 at 1:40PM - 2:40PM

Abstract: Compressible Euler solutions develop jump discontinuities known as shocks. However, physical shocks are not, strictly speaking, discontinuous. Rather, they exhibit an internal structure which, in certain regimes, can be represented by a smooth function, the shock profile. We demonstrate the existence of weak shock profiles to the kinetic Landau equation. Joint work with Matthew Novack (Purdue University) and Jacob Bedrossian (UCLA).

Seminar website: Nonlinear Analysis Seminar