Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematics
DATE: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
SPEAKER: Jean-Pierre Eckmann  (University of Geneva)
TITLE: C\'edric Villani's work on the Boltzmann equation
PLACE: Room 814, Amado Mathematics Building, Technion
TIME: 14:30
     The proof of convergence of solutions of the Boltzmann
     equation is one (of three) results for which Villani has been
     cited when he got the Fields medal.
     I will try to sketch the main ideas of his proof (mostly done
     together with Desvillettes). They are based on beautiful
     insight of how the absence of dissipation on Maxwellians
     can be overcome by a clever use of hypoelliptic and
     hypocoercive methods.
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