Hyunju Kwon (ETH Zürich)

The last APDE seminar of this semester on Monday, 5/6, will be given by Hyunju Kwon (ETH Zürich) in-person in Evans 740, and will also be broadcasted online via Zoom from 4:10pm to 5:00pm PST. To participate, please email Federico Pasqualotto (fpasqualotto@berkeley.edu) or Mengxuan Yang (mxyang@math.berkeley.edu).

Title: Strong Onsager conjecture

Abstract: Smooth solutions to the incompressible 3D Euler equations conserve kinetic energy in every local region of a periodic spatial domain. In particular, the total kinetic energy remains conserved. When the regularity of an Euler flow falls below a certain threshold, a violation of total kinetic energy conservation has been predicted due to anomalous dissipation in turbulence, leading to Onsager’s theorem. Subsequently, the $L^3$-based strong Onsager conjecture has been proposed to reflect the intermittent nature of turbulence and the local evolution of kinetic energy. This conjecture states the existence of Euler flows with regularity below the threshold of $B^{1/3}_{3,\infty}$ which not only dissipate total kinetic energy but also exhibit intermittency and satisfy the local energy inequality. In this talk, I will discuss the resolution of this conjecture based on recent collaboration with Matthew Novack and Vikram Giri.