Generalized principal eigenvalue of elliptic operators in unbounded domains and applications

Applied Analysis Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Mark Levi, Leonid Berlyand, Alexei Novikov.

Speaker: Henri Berestycki, EHESS (Paris) and U. Chicago

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss several notions that are extensions of the principal eigenvalue of a linear elliptic operator to the framework of unbounded domains. Some of the properties that one can derive for these generalized eigenvalues will be presented. I will describe as well applications to semi-linear elliptic equations and to propagation in reaction – diffusion equations of the KPP type. These equations are considered in unbounded domains and for general heterogeneous settings. Such problems arise for instance in population ecology. I report here on joint works with Luca Rossi, Francois Hamel and with Gregoire Nadin

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 02/02/2010

Time: 4:00pm - 4:55pm