Particle models for the Stefan problem

  • Errico Presutti (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome)
Felix-Klein-Hörsaal Universität Leipzig (Leipzig)


I will report on some recent works on stochastic particle systems whose evolution mimics a free boundary problem. Prototype is the d=1 simple symmetric exclusion process (SSEP) restricted to configurations which have a rightmost particle and a leftmost hole.

The process is defined by adding to the SSEP a birth-death generator which at some small rate kills the rightmost particle and, independently, the leftmost hole. The model thus describes a microscopic diffusion (SSEP) in the free boundary interval between the leftmost hole and rightmost particle. Hydrodynamic limit (with proper scaling of space and time) is studied and established.

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Emerging structures in Analysis and Probability

Universität Leipzig Felix-Klein-Hörsaal

Katja Heid

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Contact via Mail

Jürgen Jost

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

Felix Otto

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

Matthias Schwarz

Universität Leipzig