Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena

The Annual Kinetic FRG Meeting
May 23-26, 2011

Van Vleck Hall
Department of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin -Madison
Madison, WI 53706

The Mean-Field Limit for a Regularized Vlasov-Maxwell Dynamics

Prof. Francois Golse

Ecole Polytechnique

Abstract:  In 1977, Braun and Hepp established the mean-field limit for a system of particles leading to a variant of the Vlasov-Poisson system where the Coulomb potential is replaced by a smooth kernel. Their result was strengthened by Dobrushin in 1979, who estimated the rate of convergence in that limit. An analogue of their results for the Vlasov-Maxwell system will be presented.