A mean-field model with discontinuous coefficients for interacting neurons

16 April 2018
16 April 2018
Staff Dipartimento di Matematica

Università degli Studi Trento
38123 Povo (TN)
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dept.math [at] unitn.it

Venue: Seminar Room (ground floor) – Department of Physics
At: 3:00 p.m.


  • Giovanni Alessandro Zanco (IST Wien)


We propose a new stochastic model for a system of interacting neurons that follow an integrate-and-fire dynamics with interaction that depends on the (random) spatial configuration of neurons and with discontinuous coefficients.
We prove strong well-posedness of the resulting system of SDEs and study the mean-field limit as the number of particles tends to infinity. We obtain a Fokker-Planck-type PDE and show that it has a unique weak function-valued solution, obtained as the limit of the laws of the empirical measures for the system of particles.

Contact person: Stefano Bonaccorsi