We construct an approximation to the measure valued, global in time solutions to the (Patlak-)Keller-Segel model in 2D, based on systems of stochastic interacting particles. The advantage of our approach is that it reproduces the well-known dichotomy in the qualitative behavior of the system and, moreover, captures the solution even after the (possible) blow-up events. We present a numerical method based on this approach and show some numerical results. Moreover, we make a first step toward the convergence analysis of our scheme by proving the convergence of the stochastic particle approximation for the Keller-Segel model with a regularized interaction potential. The proof is based on a BBGKY-like approach for the corresponding particle distribution function.
- (Patlak-)Keller-Segel model
- BBGKY hierarchy
- Stochastic interacting particles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics