Maximal regularity for parabolic equations with measurable dependence on time and applications

Chiara Gallarati

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The subject of this thesis is the study of maximal Lp-regularity of the Cauchy problem u'(t)+A(t)u(t)=f(t), t∈ (0,T), u(0)=x.
We assume (A(t))_{t∈ (0,T)} to be a family of closed operators on a Banach space X0, with constant domain D(A(t))=X1 for every t∈ (0,T). Maximal Lp-regularity means that for all f∈ Lp(0,T;X0), the solution of the above evolution problem  is such that u', Au are both in Lp(0,T;X0).   In the first part of the thesis, we introduce a new operator theoretic approach to maximal Lp-regularity in the case the dependence t→A(t) is just measurable. The abstract method is then applied to concrete parabolic PDEs: we consider equations and systems of elliptic differential operators of even order, with coefficients measurable in the time variable and continuous in the space variables, and we show that they have maximal Lp-regularity on Lq(\Rd), for every p,q∈(1,∞). These results gives an alternative approach to several PDE results in the literature, where only the cases p=q or q≤p were considered. As a further example, we apply  our abstract approach also to higher order differential operators with general boundary conditions, on the half space, under the same assumptions.
The last part of this thesis is based on a different approach and it is devoted to the study of maximal Lp-regularity on Lq(\Rd+) of an elliptic differential operator of higher order with coefficients in the class of vanishing mean oscillation both in the time and the space variables, and general boundary conditions of Lopatinskii-Shapiro type.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Neerven, J.M.A.M., Supervisor
  • Veraar, M.C., Advisor
Award date31 Mar 2017
Print ISBNs978-94-028-0554-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Integral operators
  • maximal Lp-regularity
  • functional calculus,
  • selliptic and parabolic equations
  • Ap-weights
  • R-boundedness
  • extrapolation
  • quasi-linear PDE
  • Fourier multipliers
  • the Lopatinskii–Shapiro condition
  • mixed-norm


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