Amit Einav, Technische Universität, Vienne

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Convergence to Equilibrium in the Becker-Doring Equations.

vendredi 13 octobre 2017, 11h00 - 12h00

Salle du conseil, espace Turing


The Becker-Doring equations are a fundamental set of equations that describe the kinetics of first order phase transition, and are applicable to a wide variety of phenomena such as crystallisation, vapour condensation and aggregation of lipids. While the equations can be traced back to a model from 1935, a rigorous systematic study of them, and the long time behaviour of their solutions, only appeared around the 80’s in works by Ball, Carr and Penrose.
Our talk will focus on finding explicit rates of convergence to equilibrium using the so-called entropy method, and the issues that arise from using this method.
This talk is based on joint work with Jose Canizo and Bertrand Lods.