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Analytical and Computational Challenges of Incompressible Flows at High Reynolds Number

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Generalized Relative Entropies and Stochastic Representation


Peter Constantin

                              Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago

Abstract:   I will discuss generalized relative entropies in the context of the Navier-Stokes equation. These are new tools to investigate the relative growth of solutions, including exploding ones. I will show a proof based on a stochastic description that allows for a simple (conceptually, but, alas, not technically) interpretation of their existence.