Propagation Speed of Non-linear Parabolic Equations on Riemannian Manifolds

Thursday, 23 February, 2023 - 10:00 - 12:00
LSB 222
Seminar Type: 
Joint Short Course
Speaker Name: 
Prof. Alexander GRIGORIAN
University of Bielefeld, Germany

This course is about a doubly nonlinear parabolic PDEs that is also known as Leibenson's equation. It describes filtration of a compressible liquid through a porous medium. Particular cases of this equation are a parabolic p-Laplace equation as well as a porous medium equation. In Rn such PDEs have explicit fundamental solutions - Barenblatt solutions that exhibit finite propagation speed. The purpose of this course is to prove finite propagation speed for such PDEs on arbitrary Riemannian manifolds. The main technical tool for the proof is a non-linear mean value inequality, which is proved by a nonlinear version of Moser's iteration argument. Here is a list of topics to be covered:

1. Barenblatt solutions in Rn

2. Caccioppoli type inequality

3. Sobolev inequality on arbitrary manifolds

4. Mean value inequality

5. Finite propagation speed