Kinetic Description of Interacting Multiagent Systems in SS 2019

Prof. Dr. Michael Herty ✉
Torsten Trimborn ✉


Veranstaltung Zeit Ort Bemerkung
Vorlesung Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00 1090(Rogowski)|328 Start: 02.04.2019
Übung Thursday 14:30 - 16:00 1090(Rogowski)|328 Start: 04.04.2019


    We study the mathematical description of multi-agent systems on different modeling levels. Especially we discuss the passage from microscopic agent dynamics to kinetic equations (e.g. Boltzmann) and the passage from mesoscopic equations to macroscopic equations (e.g. Euler). Such kinetic formulations play an important role in a variety of physical, biological and social applications. Furthermore, we discuss Monte-Carlo methods for kinetic equations and study the possibility to add an optimization problem to the microscopic dynamics.

  • Kinetic equations (Boltzmann, Vlasov-Poisson)
  • Kinetic limits (mean field limit, Boltzmann-Grad limit, grazing limit)
  • Analytical properties (existence, uniqueness, h-theorem)
  • Boltzmann to Euler and Navier-Stokes
  • Monte-Carlo methods for kinetic equations
  • Mean field games

Some Background Literature

    For further readings we recommend the following literature. For sure many books actually go far beyond the course material. But they certainly resonate with what is done in the course.
    • H. Babovsky, Die Boltzmann-Gleichung, Teubner, 1998
    • H. Spohn, Large scale dynamics of interacting particles, Springer-Verlag,1991
    • P. Cardaliague, Notes on Mean Field Games, 2013
    • L. Pareschi and G. Toscani, Interacting Multiagent Systems, 2013