Burgers equation with random forcing and optimal paths in random landscape

Stochastics Seminar
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
School of Mathematics, Georgia institute of Technology
The Burgers equation is a nonlinear PDE and one of the basic hydrodynamic models. The ergodic theory of the Burgers turbulence began with the work of E, Khanin, Mazel, Sinai (Ann. Math. 2000). In their paper and in subsequent papers by Khanin and his coauthors, the compact case (Burgers on a circle or torus) was studied. In this talk, I will discuss the noncompact case. The main object is optimal paths through clouds of Poissonian points.