Oliver Club

Matthew Novack Institute for Advanced Study
Turbulent Weak Solutions of the 3D Euler Equations

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4:00pm
Malott 532 (Lounge)

Abstract: The Navier-Stokes and Euler equations are the fundamental models for describing viscous and inviscid fluids, respectively. Based on ideas which date back to Kolmogorov and Onsager, solutions to these equations are expected to dissipate energy, which in turn suggests that such solutions are somewhat rough and thus only weak solutions. At these low regularity levels, however, one may construct wild weak solutions using convex integration methods. In this talk, I will discuss the motivation and methodology behind joint work with Tristan Buckmaster, Nader Masmoudi, and Vlad Vicol in which we construct wild solutions to the Euler equations which deviate from the predictions of Kolmogorov's classical K41 phenomenological theory of turbulence.

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM.