Existence of more self-similar implosion profiles for the Euler-Poisson system

The HADES seminar on Tuesday, October 10th will be at 3:30pm in Room 740.

Speaker: Ely Sandine

Abstract: I will discuss implosion for the equations describing a gas which is compressible, isothermal and self-gravitating. Under the hypotheses of radial symmetry and self-similarity, the equations reduce to a system of ODEs which has been extensively studied by the astrophysics community using numerical methods. One such solution, discovered by Larson and Penston in 1969, was recently rigorously proved to exist by Guo, Hadžić and Jang. In this talk, I will discuss rigorous existence of a subset of the discrete family of solutions found numerically by Hunter in 1977.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *