Linear Boltzmann Equations: A Gradient Flow Formulation

  • Giada BasileEmail author
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 258)


I present some results obtained together with D. Benedetto and L. Bertini on a gradient flow formulation of linear kinetic equations, in terms of an entropy dissipation inequality. The setting includes the current as a dynamical variable. As an application I discuss the diffusive limit of linear Boltzmann equations and show that the rescaled entropy inequality asymptotically provides the corresponding inequality for heat equation.


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  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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