• Start Date: 12/07/2010
  • End Date: 12/08/2010

Sun Sig Byun, Seoul National University


Alessio Figalli, University of Texas - Austin (lecturer for two expository talks)


Stephen Gustafson, University of British Columbia


Lami Kim, Seoul National University


Seick Kim, Yonsei University


Ki-Ahm Lee, Seoul National University


Yong Jung Kim, KAIST, Korea


Tai-Peng Tsai, University of British Columbia


University of British Columbia


This meeting is to stimulate the communication between PDE research
groups affiliated with PARC (Korea) and PIMS (Canada/US).




Speaker: Sun Sig Byun (Seoul National University)


Title: Gradient estimates for nonlinear parabolic systems of p-Laplacian type


Abstract: We discuss nonlinear gradient estimates for parabolic systems of p-Laplacian type with measurable coefficients in irregular domains.




Speaker: Alessio Figalli (University of Texas - Austin)

Note: He will give two expository lectures


Title: DiPerna-Lions theory for ordinary differential equations and applications to semiclassical limits


ABSTRACT: At the beginning of the 90's, DiPerna and Lions developed a well-posedness theory for ordinary differential equations with Sobolev vector fields, which (roughly speaking) states the following: if $b(t)$ is
a time-dependent Sobolev vector field then, for a.e. $x_0$, there exists a unique solution to the ODE $\dot x=b(t,x)$ starting from $x_0$ (this is a kind of a.e. version of the classical Cauchy-Lipschitz result). In 2004, Ambrosio extended this result to BV vector fields. The aim of these lectures is to review these result, and to show recent applications to semiclassical limits for the Schrodinger equation.




Speaker: Stephen Gustafson (UBC)


Title: Singularities and asymptotics for some geometric nonlinear Schroedinger equations


Abstract: I will describe some recent results on singularity (non-)formation and stability, in the energy-critical 2D setting, for some nonlinear Schroedinger-type systems of geometric origin -- the Schroedinger map and Landau-Lifshitz equation -- which model dynamics in ferromagnets and liquid crystals.




Speaker: Ki-Ahm Lee (Seoul National University)


Title: Regularity theory for Nonlinear Nonlocal equations with non-symmetric kernels


Abstract: Nonlocal equations comes from the infinitesimal generator of given purely jump processes
and nonlinear nonlocal equations can be derived from stochastic control theory or game theory based on the jump process. Luis A. Caffarelli and Luis Silvestre showed various regularities when the kernel is symmetric. In this talk, we will discuss the main difficulties cased by the fact that kernel is non-symmetric. And Several different versions of A-B-P estimates will be discussed to overcome the difficulties in various range of the parameter $\sigma$ related to weight of kernels.




Speaker: Seick Kim (Yonsei University)


Title: Elliptic systems with measurable coefficients of the type of Lam\'e system in three dimensions


Abstract: We study the $3 \times 3$ elliptic systems $\nabla (a(x) \nabla\times u)-\nabla (b(x) \nabla \cdot u)=f$, where the coefficients $a(x)$ and $b(x)$ are positive scalar functions that are measurable and bounded away from zero and infinity. We prove that weak solutions of the above system are H\"older continuous under some minimal conditions on the inhomogeneous term $f$. We also present some applications and discuss several related topics including estimates of the Green's functions and the heat kernels of the above systems.




Speaker: Lami Kim (Seoul National University)


Title: Evolution of hypersurfaces under the scalar curvature flow


Abstract: We study the evolution of the hypersurfaces whose deforming rate in the normal direction at each point is proportional to the Scalar curvature. We will present the C^{1,1}-regularity and the convexity of convex hypersurface deforming under the Scalar curvature flows before the collapsing and we also discuss the preservation of ellipticity of 3 dimensional non-convex hypersurface in R^4 which is evolved under the same flow.




Speaker: Yong-Jung Kim (KAIST)


Title :Generalization of Oleinik and Aronson-Benilan type one-sided inequalities


Abstract: The one-sided Oleinik inequality provides the uniqueness and a sharp regularity of solutions to a scalar conservation law if its flux is convex. The Aronson-Benilan type inequalities are also one-sided and play a similar role for solutions to the porous medium or $p$-Laplacian type equations. In this talk we will discuss that these inequalities reflect the common feature of nonnegative solutions to a wide class of evolutionary equations in the form of


$$ u_t=\sigma(t,u,u_x,u_{xx}),\quad u(x,0)=u^0(x)\ge0,\quad t>0,\,x\in\bfR,
$$ where $u^0(x)\ge0$ is bounded and ${\partial\over\partial q} \sigma(t,u,p,q)\ge0$.


In this talk we will see that the zero level set $A(t,x_0,m):=\{x:\rhom(x-x_0,t)-u(x,t)\ge0\}$ is connected for all $t,m>0$ and $x_0\in\bfR$, where $\rhom$ is the fundamental solution of mass $m>0$. It will be discussed that this geometric structure gives a generalization of previously mentioned one-sided inequalities.





Speaker: Tai-Peng Tsai (UBC)


Title: Small solutions of nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations near first excited states


Abstract: Consider a nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation in $\R^3$ whose linear part has three or more eigenvalues satisfying some resonance conditions. Solutions which are initially small in
$H^1 \cap L^1(\R^3)$ and inside a neighborhood of the first excited state family are shown to converge to either a first excited state or a ground state at time infinity. An essential part of our analysis is on the linear and nonlinear estimates near nonlinear excited states, around which the linearized operators have eigenvalues with nonzero real parts and their corresponding eigenfunctions are not uniformly localized in space. This is a joint work with Kenji Nakanishi and Tuoc Van Phan.


Venue: MATX 1100


December 7th, 2010 (Tue)


09:00—10:00 Alessio Figalli

10:00 – 10:30 break

10:30-- 11:30 Ki-Ahm Lee

11:30 – 12:30 Seick Kim

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00-- 15:00 Lami Kim

15:00 – 15:30 break

15:30 – 16:30 Stephen Gustafson

18:00 Banquet


December 8th, 2010 (Wed)


09:00—10:00 Alessio Figalli

10:00 – 10:30 break

10:30-- 11:30 Sun Sig Byun

11:30 – 12:30 free time

12:30 – 14:00 lunch

14:00-- 15:00 Yong Jung Kim

15:00 – 15:30 break

15:30 – 16:30 Tai-Ping Tsai



Nassif Ghoussoub (University of British Columbia)

Tai-Peng Tsai (University of British Columbia)

Stephen Gustafson (University of British Columbia)

Young-Heon Kim (University of British Columbia)