Thematic Programme: Numerical Analysis of Complex PDE Models in the Sciences

Lecture course: Introduction to Kinetic Theory: The Boltzmann Equation


Lecture course by Francis Filbet (Université Toulouse III & Institut Universitaire de France) - announcement (pdf)

ESI, Boltzmann Lecture Hall, Boltzmangasse 9, 1090 Vienna

Abstract: In this lectures we will focus on the Boltzmann equation for rarefied gas dynamics. After a short introduction of the physical background we will review some basic tools in analysis to study the existence of solution for the homogeneous Boltzmann equation. Then, some numerical approximation based on spectral methods will be presented and a rigorous convergence study will be performed.

Schedule

Monday, July 30: 9:30 - 11:00 and 11:45 - 12:30

Tuesday, July 31: 9:30 - 11:00 and 11:45 - 12:30

Wednesday, August 1: 9:30 - 11:00 and 11:45 - 12:30

Thursday, August 2: 9:30 - 11:00 and 11:45 - 12:30

Friday, August 3: 9:30 - 11:00 and 11:45 - 12:30

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