Daniel Conus, Mathew Joseph, Davar Khoshnevisan, and Shang-Yuan Shiu

Abstract. We consider a family of nonlinear stochastic heat equations of the form \(\partial_t u=\mathcal{L}u + \sigma(u)\dot{W}\), where \(\dot{W}\) denotes space-time white noise, \(\mathcal{L}\) the generator of a symmetric Lévy process on \(\bf R\), and \(\sigma\) is Lipschitz continuous and zero at 0. We show that this stochastic PDE has a random-field solution for every finite initial measure \(u_0\). Tight a priori bounds on the moments of the solution are also obtained. In the particular case that \(\mathcal{L}f =cf''\) for some \(c>0\), we prove that if \(u_0\) is a finite measure of compact support, then the solution is with probability one a bounded function for all times \(t>0\).

Keywords. The stochastic heat equation, singular initial data.

AMS Classification (2000) Primary: 60H15; Secondary: 35R60.

Support. Research supported in part by the NSF grants DMS-0747758 (M.J.) and DMS-1006903 (D.K.).

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Daniel ConusLehigh University, Department of Mathematics, Christmas--Saucon Hall, 14 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, U.S.A.
(daniel [dot sign] conus [at sign] lehigh [dot sign] edu>)
Mathew Joseph &
Davar Khoshnevisan
Department of Mathematics University of Utah, 155 S, 1400 E JWB 233, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090, U.S.A.
(joseph [at sign] math [dot sign] utah [dot sign] edu & davar[at sign] math [dot sign] utah [dot sign] edu)
Shang-Yuan ShiuInstitute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, 6F, Astronomy-Mathematics Building, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, TAIWAN
(shiu [at sign] math [dot sign] sinica [dot sign] edu [dot sign] tw)

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