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Stochastic heat equation: intermittency and densities

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Le Chen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Related Webpage: https://www.math.ku.edu/u/chenle/
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Wed, Oct 11 2017, 4:10PM

Stochastic heat equation (SHE) with multiplicative noise is an important model. When the diffusion coefficient is linear, this model is also called the parabolic Anderson model, the solution of which traditionally gives the Hopf-Cole solution to the famous KPZ equation. Obtaining various fine properties of its solution will certainly deepen our understanding of these important models. In this talk, I will highlight several interesting properties of SHE and then focus on the probability densities of the solution. In a recent joint work with Y. Hu and D. Nualart, we establish a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence and regularity of the density of the solution to SHE with measure-valued initial conditions. Under a mild cone condition for the diffusion coefficient, we establish the smooth joint density at multiple points. The tool we use is Malliavin calculus. The main ingredient is to prove that the solutions to a related stochastic partial differential equation have negative moments of all orders.