André Schlichting

Dynamics of complex systems
Applied Mathematics Münster
Institute for Analysis and Numerics
Orléans-Ring 10
48149 Münster
Room 130.026
University of Münster
Tel.: +49 251 83-35091

News and Updates

  • Conference announcement: PDE & Probability in interaction: functional inequalities, optimal transport and particle systems

    Together with Pierre Monmarché (Sorbonne Université), Julien Reygner (École des Ponts ParisTech), and Marielle Simon (Université de Lille), we are delighted to announce the upcoming workshop “PDE & Probability in interaction: functional inequalities, optimal transport and particle systems”.

    The event will be held from January 22 to 26, 2024, at CIRM in Marseille.
    Registrations are now open on the website:

    This workshop will also feature two courses, delivered by J. LEHEC (Université de Poitiers) and M. GOLDMAN (Université Paris Cité) on functional inequalities in high dimensions and random matching problems, respectively.

    Invited talks will be given by:
    Nathalie Ayi (Sorbonne Université)
    Roland Bauerschmidt* (University of Cambridge)
    Maria Bruna (University of Cambridge)
    Kleber Carrapotoso (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
    Giovanni Conforti (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
    Alex Delalande (Lagrange Center, Paris)
    François Delarue (Université Côte d’Azur)
    Alex Dunlap (NYU Courant)
    Rishabh Gvalani (MPI MIS Leipzig)
    Martin Huesmann (University of Münster)
    Jean-Francois Mehdi Jabir (HSE Moscow)
    Jasper Hoeksema (TU Eindhoven)
    Bo’az Klartag (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Daniel Lacker (Columbia University)
    Jean-Christophe Mourrat (ENS Lyon)
    Emanuela Radici (University of L’Aquila)
    Milica Tomasevic (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
    Dario Trevisan (Pisa University)
    Isabelle Tristani (ENS Paris)
    Haava Yoldas (TU Delft)

  • Preprint: Graph-to-local limit for the nonlocal interaction equation

    Together with Antonio Esposito and Georg Heinze, we study a class of nonlocal partial differential equations presenting a tensor-mobility, in space, obtained asymptotically from nonlocal dynamics on localising infinite graphs. Our strategy relies on the variational structure of both equations, being a Riemannian and Finslerian gradient flow, respectively. More precisely, we prove that weak solutions of the nonlocal interaction equation on graphs converge to weak solutions of the aforementioned class of nonlocal interaction equation with a tensor-mobility in the Euclidean space. This highlights an interesting property of the graph, being a potential space-discretisation for the equation under study.
    See arXiv:2306.03457

  • Preprint: Variational convergence of the Scharfetter-Gummel scheme

    Together with Anastasiia Hraivoronska and Oliver Tse, we explore the convergence of the Scharfetter-Gummel scheme for the aggregation-diffusion equation using a variational approach. Our investigation involves obtaining a novel gradient structure for the finite volume scheme that works consistently for any nonnegative diffusion constant, which allows us to study the discrete-to-continuum and zero-diffusion limits simultaneously. The zero-diffusion limit for the Scharfetter-Gummel scheme corresponds to the upwind finite volume scheme for the aggregation equation. In both cases, we establish a convergence result in terms of gradient structures, recovering the Otto gradient flow structure for the aggregation-diffusion equation based on the 2-Wasserstein distance.

  • Published: On a class of nonlocal continuity equations on graphs:

    The article with Antonio Esposito and Francesco Saverio Patacchini on a class of nonlocal continuity equations on graphs got published in the European Journal of Applied Mathematics. This is a follow-up work on our previous work also with Dejan Slepcev, where we introduced evolutions on graphs based on Upwind interpolation. In this work, we look at more general interpolation functions and provide a well-posedness theory based on a fixed point argument.

  • Published: Error estimates for a finite volume scheme for advection-diffusion equations with rough coefficients

    The paper with Víctor Navarro-Fernández on Error estimates for a finite volume scheme for advection-diffusion equations with rough coefficients got published at ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (M2AN). In the revision (also on arXiv:2201.10411), we arrived at uniform errors estimate in the diffusion constant also in the limit of vanishing diffusion.