Uniqueness and propagation of chaos for the Boltzmann equation with moderately soft potentials

Orateur: Liping XU
Type: Séminaire des doctorants
Site: UPEM
Salle: Salle de séminaires
Date de début: 03/06/2016 - 15:00
Date de fin: 03/06/2016 - 15:00

We prove a strong/weak stability estimate for the 3D homogeneous Boltzmann equation with moderately soft potentials (γ ∈ (−1,0)) using the Wasserstein distance with quadratic cost. This in particular implies the uniqueness in the class of all weak solutions, assuming only that the initial condition has a finite entropy and a finite moment of sufficiently high order. We also consider the Nanbu N-stochastic particle system which approximates the weak solution. We use a probabilistic coupling method and give, under suitable assumptions on the initial condition, a rate of convergence of the empirical measure of the particle system to the solution of the Boltzmann equation for this singular interaction.