Tuesday, 20 Novembber 2018, 3 p.m. (sharp),

Prof. Lorenzo Bertini, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma

at the conference room of IMATI-CNR in Pavia, will give a lecture titled:

Gradient flow formulation of linear Boltzmann equations

as part of the Applied Mathematics Seminar (IMATI-CNR e Dipartimento di Matematica, Pavia).

At the end a refreshment will be organized.


Abstract. We provide a gradient flow formulation of non-homogeneous linear Boltzmann equations in terms of an entropy dissipation inequality. In the framework of the Sandier-Serfaty scheme, we discuss the corresponding diffusive limit proving convergence of the marginal on the position to the heat equation.