Minicourse by Herbert Spohn (TU München)
Kinetic limit for weakly nonlinear wave equations
In condensed matter physics, linear and nonlinear kinetic equations are a standard tool. Formally they are derived from a system of interacting quantum particles. Closely related are classical nonlinear wave equations, which allow for a somewhat simpler mathematical framework. In physics they are studied in the theory of wave turbulence. In my course, I will give an introduction to the kinetic limit for waves. In the second half, I will focus on the nonlinear Schrödinger equation on a lattice with a weak on-site nonlinearity. The latter part is based on joint work with J. Lukkarinen.