A randomly forced Burgers equation on the real line

Stochastic Analysis Seminar Series

In this talk I will consider the Burgers equation with a homogeneous Possion process as a forcing potential. In recent years, the randomly forced Burgers equation, with forcing that is ergodic in time, received a lot of attention, especially the almost sure existence of unique global solutions with given average velocity, that at each time only depend on the history up to that time. However, in all these results compactness in the space dimension of the forcing was essential. It was even conjectured that in the non-compact setting such unique global solutions would not exist. However, we have managed to use techniques developed for first and last passage percolation models to prove that in the case of Poisson forcing, these global solutions do exist almost surely, due to the existence of semi-infinite minimizers of the Lagrangian action. In this talk I will discuss this result and explain some of the techniques we have used.


Eric Cator (TU Delft)

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 14:15
to 15:15