JournalsifbVol. 10 , No. 4DOI 10.4171/ifb/200

Traveling waves for the Keller–Segel system with Fisher birth terms

  • Lenya Ryzhik

    Stanford University, United States
  • Benoît Perthame

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Gregoire Nadin

    Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
Traveling waves for the Keller–Segel system with Fisher birth terms cover

Abstract

We consider the traveling wave problem for the one dimensional Keller-Segel system with a birth term of either a Fisher/KPP type or with a truncation for small population densities. We prove that there exists a solution under some stability conditions on the coefficients which enforce an upper bound on the solution and H˙1(R)\dot H^1(\R) estimates. Solutions in the KPP case are built as a limit of traveling waves for the truncated birth rates (similar to ignition temperature in combustion theory).

We also discuss some general bounds and long time convergence for the solution of the Cauchy problem and in particular linear and nonlinear stability of the non-zero steady state.