Anomalous diffusions and fractional order differential equations

2019/04/17 Wed 16:30 - 17:30
Room 110, RIMS
Zhen-Qing Chen
Kyoto University and University of Washington

Anomalous diffusion phenomenon has been observed in many natural systems, from the signaling of biological cells, to the foraging behavior of animals, to the travel times of contaminants in groundwater. In this talk, I will first discuss the interplay between anomalous sub-diffusions and time-fractional differential equations, including how they arise naturally from limit theorems for random walks.
I will then present some recent results in this area, in particular on the probabilistic representation to the solutions of time fractional equations with source terms.