Columbia Mathematics Department Colloquium


Fast Diffusion Equation. Entropies, Functional Analysis and


Juan Luis Vázquez

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid



In the talk I will introduce the question of large time behavior of
solutions of the equations of porous medium and fast diffusion type, and then show the main ingredients of the method of entropy dissipation and the related topic of functional inequalities. If time allows I will comment on three examples of interesting connection with Riemannian Geometry.


Wedensday, May 4th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Mathematics 520
Tea will be served at 4:30 p.m.