Research on Kinetic Theory of Photons (II)Apr 27 - 30, 2013Iowa State University |
ABSTRACTA fundamental physical model for Compton scattering of photons from thermalized electrons involves a Boltzmann-like kinetic equation for the photon distribution function. When the photons and electrons are both non-relativistic, the kinetic equation can be substantially simplified through a Fokker-Planck approximation---the Kompaneets equation. An important phenomenon exhibited by these models is the formation of a Bose-Einstein condensate when the number of photons is above a certain threshold. GOALSThis research program aims to develop a better mathematical understanding of Bose-Einstein condensation of photons as described by the Kompaneets equation. This KIT (kinetic interaction team) will bring together experts to spend several days in order to advance the study of the Kompaneets equation and related models. The topics to be addressed include both analytical and numerical approaches based on models at different levels. |
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INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTSMathematicsIowa State University Department of Mathematics Ames, IA USA Email: hliu@iastate.edu |