The Background

There is a fundamental and natural link between the kinetic theory and fluid models. In recent years, there has been great interest in understanding various kinetic models coupled with fluid models, which arise in broad scientific applications. The purpose of this workshop is to build a bridge to foster scientific communications and collaborations between experts in the kinetic theory and experts in mathematical fluids dynamics.

Welcome to Workshop on Kinetic and Fluids


Jul 26, 2010 - Jul 30, 2010


Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research

Orgnizer Committee

Yan Guo
Brown University, USA and Peking University, China

Pingwen Zhang
Peking University, China


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List of Participants

Kazuo AOKI
Kyoto University

Weinan E
Princeton University and PKU

Raffaele Esposito
Università di L'Aquila

Emmanuel Grenier
ENS (Lyon)

Mahir Hadzic
Brown University

Hyung Ju Hwang
Pohang University of Science and Technology

Ning Jiang
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Song Jiang
Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics

Zhen Lei
Fudan University

Hailiang Li
Capital Normal University

Fanghua Lin
Courant Institute

Chun Liu
Pennsylvania State university

Xuguang Lu
Tsinghua University

Rosanna Marra
University of Rome

Nader Masmoudi
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Benoit Perthame
Univ. Paris 6

Yuanwei Qi
University of Oxford

Juan Soler
University of Granada

Shu Wang
Beijing University of Technology

Chaojiang Xu
Rouen university

Tong Yang
City university of Hong Kong

Shih-Hsien Yu
National University of Singapore

Xinwei Yu
University of Alberta

Huijiang Zhao
Wuhan University

Hui Zhang
Beijing Normal University

Ping Zhang

Zhifei Zhang
Peking University


09:00-09:10 Opening Ceremony
Morning session
09:10-10:00 Fanghua Lin (Courant Institute, USA) Flow of liquid crystals and viscoelastic fluids
10:00-10:30 Tea Time
10:30-11:20 Ping Zhang (AMSS, CAS) Global weak solutions of variational wave equations of liquid crystals
11:20-12:10 Chun Liu (Pennsylvania State Univ., USA) Energetic Variational Approaches in the Modeling of Ionic Solutions and Ion Channels
Afternoon session
13:30-14:20 Kazuo Aoki (Kyoto University, Japan) Numerical study of some decay problems of a collisionless gas
14:20-15:10 Hailiang Li (Capital Normal University) Free boundary value problem for compressible Navier-Stokes equations
15:10-15:40 Tea Time
15:40-16:30 Xuguang Lu (Tsinghua University) Singularities of Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation for Bose-Einstein Particles
16:30-17:20 Ning Jiang (Tsinghua University) Kinetic-Fluid Boundary Layers and Applications to Hydrodynamic Limits of Boltzmann Equation
Morning session  
09:00-09:50 Raffaele Esposito (Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy) Phase transitions in a Vlasov-Boltzman binary mixture
09:50-10:20 Tea Time
10:30-11:10 Tong Yang (City University of Hong Kong) Boltzmann equation without Angular Cutoff
11:10-12:00 Xinwei Yu (University of Alberta) On a nonlinear nonlocal system
Afternoon session
13:30-14:20 Benoit Perthame (Univ. Paris 6 and INRIA, France) Mathematical models for cell motion. Parabolic system
14:20-15:10 Hui Zhang (Beijing Normal University) Survey on the theoretical results of the rodlike polymeric complex fluids
15:10-15:40 Tea Time
15:40-16:30 Juan Soler (University of Granada) Transport of morphogens and tumor growth
16:30-17:20 Zhifei Zhang (Peking University) Global well-posedness results for some micro-macro models
18:00 Banquet (Meizhoudongpo Restaurant)
Morning session
09:00-09:50 Emmanuel Grenier (ENS, Lyon, France) Incompressible limit for non homogeneous fluids
0950-10:20 Tea Time
10:20-11:10 Zhen Lei (Fudan University) Stabilizing effect of convection in 3D incompressible flow
11:10-12:00 Shu Wang (Beijing University of Technology) On the singularity formation of a 3D model for incompressible Euler and Navier-Stokes
Afternoon session Free Time
Morning session
09:00-09:50 Rosanna Marra (University of Rome, Italy) Ghost effect by curvature
09:50-10:20 Tea Time
10:30-11:10 Chaojiang Xu (Rouen university & Wuhan University) Microlocal analysis of non cutoff Boltzmann equations
11:10-12:00 Song Jiang (Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing) Some mathematical results on radiation hydrodynamics
Afternoon session
13:30-14:20 Yunwei Qi (University of Oxford) Traveling Fronts in a isothermal-combustion system
14:20-15:10 Mahir Hadzic (Brown University, USA) Stability properties of the Stefan problem with surface tension
15:10-15:40 Tea Time
15:40-16:30 Yan Guo (Brown University and Peking University) Asymptotic stability in some fluid problems


All non-Chinese citizens traveling to China require a visa. You can apply for the Tourist Visa or the Business Visa. If you apply for the business visa, you may need an extra document, called the Official Visa Notice provided by us, before going to the Chinese Embassy in your country. To apply for this visa notice from Peking University, we need a simple CV of yours containing the following information:

  • - Full name
  • - Date of Birth
  • - Passport Number
  • - Nationality
  • - Education
  • - Work experience

The process of application for this notice may take one or two weeks. After getting this notice, we will send a copy to you by fax. Since the visa process may take six weeks, we suggest you to apply as early as possible.

Travel Information

From the airport to the campus of Peking University, the most convenient way is to take a taxi. It costs about 100 or 110 yuans including 10-yuan highway toll. Alternatively, if you come alone and arrive before 22:00 pm, you may take the airport shuttle bus No. 5 with the final stop in Zhong-guan-cun. Then take a taxi to the campus. It costs 16 + 10 = 26 yuans. Be aware there are three terminals in the Beijing Capital Airport (PEK). This is particularly important on your way back.

Within the city, the most convenient way is to take a taxi. It is cheap (in the Western standard, 2 yuans per kilometer) and safe. You pay exactly the amount shown in the meter. Do not pay tips. Tips and tax are included in the price. The night rate (between 23:00pm-6:00 am) is 120% of the regular price. Be aware that an unlicensed taxi may overcharge you. The plate number of a licensed taxi begins with B. Alternatively you may take the metro for a long-haul trip (e.g. to the downtown). Although the bus services can get you to any point and the cost is low (1 yuan per ride), I do not recommend it because it is slow and very crowded.

Local Money and Foreign Currency Exchange

Local Money is RMB. The basic unit is Yuan (meaning disk). You will certainly need a small amount of local money, and can exchange US dollar or Euros at the airport. The rate and surcharge (if any) are the same at every exchange site. Please check the rate at For other currencies you may have to go to a large branch of the Bank of China. You may also get local money from ATM by inserting your credit card. A Citibank office is not too far from the campus.

At any location of major banks in Beijing, you can change major foreign currency to RMB. We suggest you to make changes from the banks at the airport as the rates are universally the same in all locations while there is no line in the airport. At the bank in the airport, you can also change RMB back to foreign currency when you leave.

Hotels and Restaurants

Shao-Yuan, the guest house of Peking University. It is just conveniently located on campus, and is in short supply during the summer. If you have not been offered a room, you have to find a place by yourself. Here are some hotels around the campus.

  • - Xi Hua Hotel (next to the campus) Tel: 86-10-62646688, Fax: 86-10-62640522,
  • - Resource Hotel (on the boundary of the campus) Tel: 86-10-62757199, Fax: 86-10-62750102
  • - FuramaXpress ZhongGuanCun (4 stars) Tel: 86-10-58986688
  • - The Lake View Hotel (5 stars) Tel:82689999 Fax:82689998
  • - Wenjin Hotel (5 stars) Tel: +8610 62525566 Fax: +8610 82621556
  • - Beijing Post&Telecom Conference Center Tel: 86-010-62547799 ext 3623; Fax: 86-010-62642402.
  • - Xi-Jiao Hotel (3 stars) Tel: 86-10-62322288 ext 5608, Fax: 86-10-62311142

Enjoy the authentic Chinese food which can be further classified as Sichuan, Cantonese, Shandong, etc. The well-known Peking duck is a Shandong cuisine. A typical dinner costs 100 yuans and a meal at MacDonald is about 25 yuans. Some restaurants around the campus.

  • 1.The restaurant in Building 7 of Shao Yuan (conveniently located and clean)
  • 2. QuanJuDe (Peking Duck) strongly recommended, Phone: 82150018 82151015 Tsinghua Science Park
  • 3. New Kaiyuan (Zhejian cuisine) Phone 82886001 82886002, West of the campus
  • 4. Kang Long Prince (Hubei cuisine) Phone 62695777 62695888 South of the campus crossing the 4th Ring Road
  • 5. Sky Kitchen (vegetarian) Phone:010-62797078,62780859,89833390

you need food badly but have a trouble with the Chinese menu, there are fast food restaurant also available.

  • 6. KFC exit the south-west gate and cross the street
  • 7. MacDonald, exit the south-west gate and go south all the way down, near the church.

Map of Campus

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