Albert Ai (UC Berkeley)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

PDL C-401

We consider the local well-posedness of the Cauchy problem for the gravity water waves equations, which model the free interface between a fluid and air in the presence of gravity. It has been known that by using dispersive effects, one can lower the regularity threshold for well-posedness, below that which is attainable by energy estimates alone. This program was initiated for gravity water waves by Alazard-Burq-Zuily, by proving Strichartz estimates with loss. We discuss how these Strichartz estimates, and thus the low regularity threshold, can be sharpened by applying an integration along the Hamilton flow combined with local smoothing estimates.