Analysis Seminar

Energy Methods and Blow-Up Rate for Semilinear Wave Equations

Speaker: Hatem Zaag, CNRS and University Paris 13

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11 a.m.


In a series of papers with Mohamed Ali Hamza (University of Tunis el Manar), we consider the semilinear wave equations with power nonlinearity.

In the subconformal and the conformal case, we consider perturbations with lower order terms and modify the Lyapunov functional Antonini and Merle designed for the unperturbed case. We also find a blow-up criterion for the equation. As a consequence, we bound the Lyapunov functional. Thanks to interpolations in Sobolev spaces and a Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequality, we bound the solution in the self-similar variable, which gives a sharp bound on the blow-up rate.

Surprisingly, our approach works in the superconformal case (still Sobolev subcritical), leading to a new bound on the blow-up rate, which improves the bound of Killip, Stoval and Visan.


This seminar will continue on April 29, 2015.