“Large deviations for weakly coupled slow-fast systems via the comparison principle of an associated Hamilton-Jacobi equation”
Martedì 14 Gennaio 2020, ore 11:00 - Aula 1BC50 - Richard C. Kraaij (Delft University of Technology)Martedì 14 Gennaio 2020 alle ore 11:00 in Aula 1BC50, Richard C. Kraaij (Delft University of Technology) terrà un seminario dal titolo “Large deviations for weakly coupled slow-fast systems via the comparison principle of an associated Hamilton-Jacobi equation”.
In statistical physics many interesting phenomena, e.g. behavior of systems at critical parameters or in the theory of hydrodynamic limits, arise from systems having multiple time-scales. A slow component is influenced by fast components, and as the number of interacting components tends to infinity, limiting results for the slow component are obtained in terms of “averaged” versions of the fast components.
I will consider in my talk the fluctuations (large deviations) of coupled Markovian systems with two-time scales. These fluctuations can arise from two sources: fluctuations of the slow process itself, or fluctuations of the large time averages of the fast process, effectively leading to a competition of two fluctuation effects. To obtain the large deviation principle, we consider an associated Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation of which the Hamiltonian is given in terms of the two fluctuation effects. We establish under mild conditions that this Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation is well-posed, and as a consequence that we have a large deviation principle for a wide class of weakly coupled Markov processes.
Based on joint work with Mikola Schlottke (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).