Local smoothing for the wave equation

Department of Mathematics Colloquium

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Kristin Berrigan, Donna Cepullio, Sergei Tabachnikov.

Speaker: Larry Guth, MIT

Abstract: The local smoothing problem asks about how much solutions to the wave equation can focus. It was formulated by Chris Sogge in the early 90s. Hong Wang, Ruixiang Zhang, and I recently proved the conjecture in two dimensions. In the colloquium, we will build up some intuition about waves to motivate the conjecture, and then discuss some of the obstacles and some ideas from the proof. Zoom: https://psu.zoom.us/j/8302695756

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: Zoom

Date: 02/04/2021

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm