On kinetic models for the collective self-organization of agents

Series: 
PDE Seminar
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
University of Maryland
A class of kinetic models for the collective self-organization of agents is presented. Results on the global existence of weak solutions as well as a hydrodynamic limit will be discussed. The main tools employed in the analysis are the velocity averaging lemma and the relative entropy method. This is joint work with T. Karper and A. Mellet.