PDE Seminar

Title: ODE invariants and 2d Hamiltonian vector fields
Speaker: Professor Stefano Bianchini
Speaker Info: SISSA-ISAS, Trieste, Italy
Brief Description:
Special Note:

We study the ODE

\[ \dot x = b(t,x) \]

where $b$ is an $L^\infty(\R^d,\R^d)$ vector field with bounded divergence. We assume that there is a Lipschitz function $H : \R^d \to \R^{d-k}$ such that $ nabla H \cdot b = 0$, i.e. it is invariant for the flow.

The main result is a contruction to reduce the ODE on each connected component of the level sets of $H$, assuming a condition on the function $H$ which resembles the Sard condition.

In the case $d = 2$, $H : \R^2 \to \R^1$ our weak Sard condition is equivalent to the well posedness of the flow.

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2008
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Laura Spinolo
Contact email: spinolo@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-1823
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