On Nonlocal Keller-Segel Type Equations

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Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119


In the first part of the talk we investigate a Keller-Segel model with quorum sensing and a fractional diffusion operator. This model describes the collective cell movement due to chemical sensing with flux limitation for high cell densities and with anomalous media represented by a nonlinear, degenerate fractional diffusion operator. The purpose here is to introduce and prove the existence of a properly defined entropy solution. In the second part of the talk we will analyze an equation that is gradient flow of a functional related to Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev inequality in whole Euclidean space of higher dimensions. Under the hypothesis of integrable initial data with finite second moment and energy, we show local-in-time existence for any mass of ``free-energy solutions", namely weak solutions with some free energy estimates. We exhibit that the qualitative behavior of solutions is decided by a critical value. The motivation for this part is to generalize Keller-Segel model to higher dimensions. This is a joint work with K. H. Karlsen and E. A. Carlen.

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Dr. Suleyman Ulusoy earned both his Ph.D in Mathematics in 2007 and his Master of Science in Applied Mathematics in 2003 from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He earned both of his Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 2000. He did postdocs in University of Oslo and University of Maryland. He is currently a faculty member in American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

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