From Hartree dynamics to the relativistic Vlasov equation

Friday, 8 September, 2017

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We derive the relativistic Vlasov equation from quantum Hartree dynamics for fermions with relativistic dispersion in the mean-field scaling, which is naturally linked with an effective semiclassic limit. Similar results in the non-relativistic setting have been recently obtained in [6]. The new challenge that we have to face here, in the relativistic setting, consists in controlling the difference between the quantum kinetic energy and the relativistic transport term appearing in the Vlasov equation.


Elia Dietler
Simone Rademacher
Benjamin Schlein