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NonEquilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Anharmonic Chains Coupled to Two Heat Baths at Different Temperatures
, 1999
"... . We study the statistical mechanics of a finitedimensional nonlinear Hamiltonian system (a chain of anharmonic oscillators) coupled to two heat baths (described by wave equations). Assuming that the initial conditions of the heat baths are distributed according to the Gibbs measures at two differ ..."
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. We study the statistical mechanics of a finitedimensional nonlinear Hamiltonian system (a chain of anharmonic oscillators) coupled to two heat baths (described by wave equations). Assuming that the initial conditions of the heat baths are distributed according to the Gibbs measures at two different temperatures we study the dynamics of the oscillators. Under suitable assumptions on the potential and on the coupling between the chain and the heat baths, we prove the existence of an invariant measure for any temperature difference, i.e., we prove the existence of steady states. Furthermore, if the temperature difference is sufficiently small, we prove that the invariant measure is unique and mixing. In particular, we develop new techniques for proving the existence of invariant measures for random processes on a noncompact phase space. These techniques are based on an extension of the commutator method of H ormander used in the study of hypoelliptic differential operators. 1. Intr...
Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of strongly anharmonic chains of oscillators
 Comm. Math. Phys
"... We study the model of a strongly nonlinear chain of particles coupled to two heat baths at different temperatures. Our main result is the existence and uniqueness of a stationary state at all temperatures. This result extends those of Eckmann, Pillet, ReyBellet [EPR99a, EPR99b] to potentials with ..."
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We study the model of a strongly nonlinear chain of particles coupled to two heat baths at different temperatures. Our main result is the existence and uniqueness of a stationary state at all temperatures. This result extends those of Eckmann, Pillet, ReyBellet [EPR99a, EPR99b] to potentials with essentially arbitrary growth at infinity. This extension is possible by introducing a stronger version of Hörmander’s theorem for Kolmogorov equations to vector fields with polynomially bounded coefficients on unbounded domains.
B: Pseudospectra of differential operators
 J. Oper. Theory
, 2000
"... We describe methods which have been used to analyze the spectrum of nonselfadjoint differential operators, emphasizing the differences from the selfadjoint theory. We find that even in cases in which the eigenfunctions can be determined explicitly, they often do not form a basis; this is closely ..."
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We describe methods which have been used to analyze the spectrum of nonselfadjoint differential operators, emphasizing the differences from the selfadjoint theory. We find that even in cases in which the eigenfunctions can be determined explicitly, they often do not form a basis; this is closely related to a high degree of instability of the eigenvalues under small perturbations of the operator. AMS subject classifications:34L05, 35P05, 47A10, 47A12
Weighted norm inequalities, offdiagonal estimates and elliptic operators, Part II: Offdiagonal estimates on spaces of homogeneous type
, 2005
"... Abstract. This is the fourth article of our series. Here, we apply the results of [AM1] to study weighted norm inequalities for the Riesz transform of the LaplaceBeltrami operator on Riemannian manifolds and of subelliptic sum of squares on Lie groups, under the doubling volume property and Poincar ..."
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Abstract. This is the fourth article of our series. Here, we apply the results of [AM1] to study weighted norm inequalities for the Riesz transform of the LaplaceBeltrami operator on Riemannian manifolds and of subelliptic sum of squares on Lie groups, under the doubling volume property and Poincaré inequalities. 1. Introduction and
Spectral pollution
 IMA J. Numer. Anal
, 2004
"... It is well known that computing the eigenvalues of a selfadjoint bounded or differential ..."
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It is well known that computing the eigenvalues of a selfadjoint bounded or differential
The Theory Of Generalized Dirichlet Forms And Its Applications In Analysis And Stochastics
, 1996
"... We present an introduction (also for nonexperts) to a new framework for the analysis of (up to) second order differential operators (with merely measurable coefficients and in possibly infinitely many variables) on L²spaces via associated bilinear forms. This new framework, in particular, covers b ..."
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We present an introduction (also for nonexperts) to a new framework for the analysis of (up to) second order differential operators (with merely measurable coefficients and in possibly infinitely many variables) on L²spaces via associated bilinear forms. This new framework, in particular, covers both the elliptic and the parabolic case within one approach. To this end we introduce a new class of bilinear forms, socalled generalized Dirichlet forms, which are in general neither symmetric nor coercive, but still generate associated C0 semigroups. Particular examples of generalized Dirichlet forms are symmetric and coercive Dirichlet forms (cf. [FOT], [MR1]) as well as time dependent Dirichlet forms (cf. [O1]). We discuss many applications to differential operators that can be treated within the new framework only, e.g. parabolic differential operators with unbounded drifts satisfying no L p conditions, singular and fractional diffusion operators. Subsequently, we analyz...
Explicit Constants for Rellich Inequalities in ...
, 1997
"... Introduction Let\Omega be a bounded region in a complete Riemannian manifold with smooth boundary @ Let C 1 (\Omega ); C 1 0 (\Omega\Gamma and C 1 c (\Omega\Gamma denote respectively the space of smooth functions on\Omega , the subspace consisting of such functions which vanish on @ and the su ..."
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Introduction Let\Omega be a bounded region in a complete Riemannian manifold with smooth boundary @ Let C 1 (\Omega ); C 1 0 (\Omega\Gamma and C 1 c (\Omega\Gamma denote respectively the space of smooth functions on\Omega , the subspace consisting of such functions which vanish on @ and the subspace of such functions which vanish in a neighbourhood of @ \Omega\Gamma For those whose main interest is in spectral theory in Euclidean space we mention that our main results are also new in that context. We investigate the existence and explicit determination of constants c and weights X and Y on\Omega such that the Rellich inequality Z \Omega Xjuj p c Z \Omega Y
Spectral gaps in Wasserstein distances and the 2D stochastic NavierStokes equations
, 2006
"... We develop a general method that allows to show the existence of spectral gaps for Markov semigroups on Banach spaces. Unlike most previous work, the type of norm we consider for this analysis is neither a weighted supremum norm nor an Ł ptype norm, but involves the derivative of the observable as ..."
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We develop a general method that allows to show the existence of spectral gaps for Markov semigroups on Banach spaces. Unlike most previous work, the type of norm we consider for this analysis is neither a weighted supremum norm nor an Ł ptype norm, but involves the derivative of the observable as well and hence can be seen as a type of 1–Wasserstein distance. This turns out to be a suitable approach for infinitedimensional spaces where the usual Harris or Doeblin conditions, which are geared to total variation convergence, regularly fail to hold. In the first part of this paper, we consider semigroups that have uniform behaviour which one can view as an extension of Doeblin’s condition. We then proceed to study situations where the behaviour is not so uniform, but the system has a suitable Lyapunov structure, leading to a type of Harris condition. We finally show that the latter condition is satisfied by the twodimensional stochastic NavierStokers equations, even in situations where the forcing is extremely degenerate. Using the convergence result, we show shat the stochastic NavierStokes equations ’ invariant measures depend continuously on the viscosity and the structure of the forcing. 1
Heat kernels on metricmeasure spaces and an application to semilinear elliptic equations
 Trans. Amer. Math. Soc
, 2003
"... Abstract. We consider a metric measure space (M, d,µ) andaheat kernel pt(x, y) on M satisfying certain upper and lower estimates, which depend on two parameters α and β. We show that under additional mild assumptions, these parameters are determined by the intrinsic properties of the space (M, d, µ) ..."
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Abstract. We consider a metric measure space (M, d,µ) andaheat kernel pt(x, y) on M satisfying certain upper and lower estimates, which depend on two parameters α and β. We show that under additional mild assumptions, these parameters are determined by the intrinsic properties of the space (M, d, µ). Namely, α is the Hausdorff dimension of this space, whereas β, called the walk dimension, is determined via the properties of the family of Besov spaces W σ,2 on M. Moreover, the parameters α and β are related by the inequalities 2 ≤ β ≤ α +1. We prove also the embedding theorems for the space W β/2,2, and use them to obtain the existence results for weak solutions to semilinear elliptic equations on M of the form −Lu + f(x, u) =g(x), where L is the generator of the semigroup associated with pt. The framework in this paper is applicable for a large class of fractal domains, including the generalized Sierpiński carpet in Rn. 1.
L p spectral theory of higherorder elliptic differential operators
 Bull. London Math. Soc
, 1997
"... 2. Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions 516 2.1 Spectral asymptotics 516 2.2 The isoperimetric problem 518 ..."
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2. Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions 516 2.1 Spectral asymptotics 516 2.2 The isoperimetric problem 518