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Hyperbolic & Dispersive PDE Seminar

Turbulent solutions of fluid equations

Alexey Cheskidov (UIC & IAS)

Location:  Hill 705
Date & time: Thursday, 26 January 2023 at 3:30PM - 4:30PM

In the past couple of decades, mathematical fluid dynamics has been highlighted by numerous constructions of solutions to fluid equations that exhibit pathological or wild behavior. These include non-uniqueness, singularity formation, the loss of energy balance, and dissipation anomaly. Interesting from the mathematical point of view, providing counterexamples to various well-posedness (uniqueness, regularity) results in bigger spaces, such constructions are becoming more and more relevant from the physical point of view as well. Indeed, a fundamental physical property of turbulent flows is the existence of the energy cascade. Conjectured by Kolmogorov, it has been observed both experimentally and numerically, but had been difficult to produce analytically. In this talk I will overview new developments in discovering not only pathological mathematically, but also physically realistic solutions of fluid equations.