Title: Propagation of singularities in subelliptic PDEs
Speaker: Cyril Letrouit
Speaker Info: MIT
Special Note: Note unusual time.
In this talk, we consider the wave equation where the Laplacian is replaced by a sub-Laplacian (also called ``Hörmander sum of square''), which is an hypoelliptic operator. We handle the problem of describing the propagation of singularities in such equations : the main new phenomenon that we describe is that singularities can propagate along abnormal curves at any speed between 0 and 1. This general result extends an idea due to R. Melrose, and we then illustrate it on an example, the Martinet case, following a joint work with Y. Colin de Verdière. Our statements are part of a classical/quantum correspondance between sub-Riemannian geometry (on the classical side) and the hypoelliptic operator (on the quantum side), which is also helpful to interpret results in control theory and spectral theory of hypoelliptic operators.Date: Monday, November 28, 2022