Emilie Soret
Location
Nantes
Date and time

Meeting  Mathematical physics
We study the long time behaviour of the speed of a particle moving in $\mathbb{R}^d$ under the influence of a random timedependent potential representing the particle’s environment. The particle undergoes successive scattering events that we model with a Markov chain for which each step represents a collision. As the potential depends on time, the kinetic energy of the particle is non bounded and expected to grow in time. Assuming the initial velocity is large enough, we show that, with high probability, the particle’s kinetic energy $E (t)$ grows as $t^{2/5}$ when $d > 5$. We will also see for which time rescaling, macroscopic change of energy and direction can be seen.