Mean-Field Limits for Ginzburg-Landau vortices

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 15:00
Thackeray 704
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Sylvia Serfaty
Courant Institute and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie


special PDE and Analysis Seminar

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This is a Special PDE and Analysis seminar. It will be held exceptionally on Thursday Dec 1 at 3:00pm in Thackeray 704. 


Ginzburg-Landau type equations are models for superconductivity, superfluidity, Bose-Einstein condensation. A crucial feature is the presence of quantized vortices, which are topological zeroes of the complex-valued solutions. This talk will review some results on the derivation of effective models to describe the statics and dynamics of these vortices, with particular attention to the situation where the number of vortices blows up with the parameters of the problem. In particular we will present new results on the derivation of mean field limits for the dynamics of many vortices starting from the parabolic Ginzburg-Landau equation or the Gross-Pitaevskii (=Schrodinger Ginzburg-Landau) equation.

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