Quantitative hydrodynamic limits of the Langevin dynamics for gradient interface models

Scott Armstrong, Paul Dario

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We study the Langevin dynamics corresponding to the ∇φ (or Ginzburg-Landau) interface model with a uniformly convex interaction potential. We interpret these Langevin dynamics as a nonlinear parabolic equation forced by white noise, which turns the problem into a nonlinear homogenization problem. Using quantitative homogenization methods, we prove a quantitative hydrodynamic limit, obtain the C2 regularity of the surface tension, prove a large-scale C1,α-type estimate for the trajectories of the dynamics, and show that the fluctuation-dissipation relation can be seen as a commutativity of homogenization and linearization. Finally, we explain why we believe our techniques can be adapted to the setting of degenerate (non-uniformly) convex interaction potentials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9
JournalElectronic Journal of Probability
StatePublished - 2024


  • grad phi interface model
  • hydrodynamic limit
  • nonlinear parabolic equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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