Seminar: Kinetic models

Fr. B3 in A5 6, C116

Seminar description: The Vlasov equations are the most frequently used kinetic equations in statistical mechanics. In the last decades, this type of equations were widely used in many applied sciences, like group behavior of particles in biology, opinion formation and wealth distribution in social sciences. In this seminar, we will read the related materials on the rigorous derivation of kinetic equations from many particle systems. At the same time, the corresponding mathematical tools (such as Wasserstein distance) will be introduced.

References will be distributed on the first meeting day of the seminar.

Prerequisites: Analysis I, II, a basic knowledge of differential equations will be helpful.