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Permalinkhttps://doi.org/10.5802/ahl.25

Keywordscommutative algebraic groups, fundamental groups

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Consider the abelian category $\mathcal{C}$ of commutative group schemes of finite type over a field $k$, its full subcategory $\mathcal{F}$ of finite group schemes, and the associated pro-category $\mathrm{Pro}\left(\mathcal{C}\right)$ (resp. $\mathrm{Pro}\left(\mathcal{F}\right)$) of pro-algebraic (resp. profinite) group schemes. When $k$ is perfect, we show that the profinite fundamental group ${\varpi}_{1}:\mathrm{Pro}\left(\mathcal{C}\right)\to \mathrm{Pro}\left(\mathcal{F}\right)$ is left exact and commutes with base change under algebraic field extensions; as a consequence, the higher profinite homotopy functors ${\varpi}_{i}$ vanish for $i\ge 2$. Along the way, we describe the indecomposable projective objects of $\mathrm{Pro}\left(\mathcal{C}\right)$ over an arbitrary field $k$.

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Permalinkhttps://doi.org/10.5802/ahl.26

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We show that for any group $G$ that is hyperbolic relative to subgroups that admit a proper affine isometric action on a uniformly convex Banach space, then $G$ acts properly on a uniformly convex Banach space as well.

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KeywordsSchrödinger–Maxwell system, Cauchy problem, symmetric hyperbolic system, energy method

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In this paper, we study the nonlinear Schrödinger equation coupled with the Maxwell equation. Using energy methods, we obtain a local existence result for the Cauchy problem.

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Permalinkhttps://doi.org/10.5802/ahl.28

KeywordsStochastic Burgers Equation, KPZ universality class, WASEP, Dirichlet boundary conditions

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We consider the weakly asymmetric simple exclusion process on the discrete space $\{1,\cdots ,n-1\}\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}(n\in \mathbb{N})$, in contact with stochastic reservoirs, both with density $\rho \in (0,1)$ at the extremity points, and starting from the invariant state, namely the Bernoulli product measure of parameter $\rho $. Under time diffusive scaling $t{n}^{2}$ and for $\rho =\frac{1}{2}$, when the asymmetry parameter is taken of order $1/\sqrt{n}$, we prove that the density fluctuations at stationarity are macroscopically governed by the energy solution of the stochastic Burgers equation with Dirichlet boundary conditions, which is shown to be unique and to exhibit different boundary behavior than the Cole–Hopf solution.

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Permalinkhttps://doi.org/10.5802/ahl.29

KeywordsPercolation, sharp threshold, KKL, critical point, Bargmann–Fock field

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In this article, we study the excursion sets ${\mathcal{D}}_{p}={f}^{-1}\left(\right[-p,+\infty \left[\right)$ where $f$ is a natural real-analytic planar Gaussian field called the Bargmann–Fock field. More precisely, $f$ is the centered Gaussian field on ${\mathbb{R}}^{2}$ with covariance $(x,y)\mapsto exp(-\frac{1}{2}|x-y{|}^{2})$. Alexander has proved that, if $p\le 0$, then a.s. ${\mathcal{D}}_{p}$ has no unbounded component. We show that conversely, if $p>0$, then a.s. ${\mathcal{D}}_{p}$ has a unique unbounded component. As a result, the critical level of this percolation model is $0$. We also prove exponential decay of crossing probabilities under the critical level. To show these results, we rely on a recent box-crossing estimate by Beffara and Gayet. We also develop several tools including a KKL-type result for biased Gaussian vectors (based on the analogous result for product Gaussian vectors by Keller, Mossel and Sen) and a sprinkling inspired discretization procedure. These intermediate results hold for more general Gaussian fields, for which we prove a discrete version of our main result.

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KeywordsAggregation equation, upwind finite volume scheme, convergence order, measure-valued solution.

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A numerical analysis of upwind type schemes for the nonlinear nonlocal aggregation equation is provided. In this approach, the aggregation equation is interpreted as a conservative transport equation driven by a nonlocal nonlinear velocity field with low regularity. In particular, we allow the interacting potential to be pointy, in which case the velocity field may have discontinuities. Based on recent results of existence and uniqueness of a Filippov flow for this type of equations, we study an upwind finite volume numerical scheme and we prove that it is convergent at order $1/2$ in Wasserstein distance. The paper is illustrated by numerical simulations that indicate that this convergence order should be optimal.