Agenda de l’IDP

Séminaire Orléans

Regularization by noise for the stochastic transport equation
Lisa Beck (Augsburg)
Thursday 19 November 2015 14:00 -  Orléans -  Salle de Séminaire

Résumé :
We discuss several aspects of regularity and uniqueness for weak ($L^\infty$-) solutions to the (deterministic and stochastic) transport equation $$ du = b \cdot Du dt + \sigma Du \circ dW_t .$$ Here, $b$ is a vector field (the drift), $u$ is the unknown, $\sigma$ is a real number, $W_t$ is a Brownian motion, and the stochastic term is interpreted in the Statonovich sense. For the deterministic equation ($\sigma = 0$) it is well-known that multiple solutions may exist and that solutions may blow up from smooth initial data in finite time if the drift is not regular enough. For the stochastic equation ($\sigma \neq 0$) instead, it turns out that a suitable integrability condition on the drift (known from fluid dynamics as the Ladyzhenskaya-Prodi-Serrin condition) is sufficient to prevent the formation of non-uniqueness and of singularities. After a short review of some techniques for the deterministic equation we explain how this regularization phenomenon and the conservation of Sobolev regularity of the initial data is obtained by means of PDE techniques (as opposed to stochastic characteristics). The results presented in this talk are part of a joint project with F. Flandoli, M. Gubinelli and M. Maurelli.

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