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Samuel Punshon-Smith, PMA 10.176: Annealed mixing for advection by stochastic velocity fields
Wednesday, April 03, 2024, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
We consider the long-time behavior of a passive scalar advected by an incompressible velocity field. If the velocity field is autonomous or time periodic, long-time behavior follows by studying the spectral properties of the transfer operator associated with the finite time flow map. When the flow is uniformly hyperbolic, it is well known that it is possible to construct anisotropic Sobolev spaces where the transfer operator becomes quasi-compact with a spectral gap, yielding exponential decay in these spaces. In the non-autonomous and non-uniformly hyperbolic case this approach breaks down. In this talk, I will discuss how in the stochastic ergodic velocity setting one can recover analogous results under the expectation using pseudo differential operators to obtain exponential decay of solutions to the transport equation from $H^{-\delta}$ to $H^{-\delta}$ -- a property we call annealed mixing. As a result, we show that the Markov process obtained by considering advection with a source term has a unique stationary measure. This is a joint work with Jacob Bedrossian and Patrick Flynn.
Location: PMA 10.176

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