COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics Colloquium: Riccati Equation Methods for Weak KAM Theory


4:10pm Neill 5W

Dr. Lawrence Craig Evans, UC-Berkeley

I will explain the useful PDE trick of making a log change of variables, and then discuss connections with Riccati equations in ODE theory. This point of view then leads to some interesting conjectures (and a little progress towards proving them) concerning the PDE approach to weak KAM theory.