Generalized hydrodynamics of the KdV soliton gas

Bonnemain, Thibault, Doyon, Benjamin and El, Gennady (2022) Generalized hydrodynamics of the KdV soliton gas. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 55 (37). p. 374004. ISSN 1751-8113

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We establish the explicit correspondence between the theory of soliton gases in classical integrable dispersive hydrodynamics, and generalized hydrodynamics (GHD), the hydrodynamic theory for many-body quantum and classical integrable systems. This is done by constructing the GHD description of the soliton gas for the Korteweg–de Vries equation. We further predict the exact form of the free energy density and flux, and of the static correlation matrices of conserved charges and currents, for the soliton gas. For this purpose, we identify the solitons' statistics with that of classical particles, and confirm the resulting GHD static correlation matrices by numerical simulations of the soliton gas. Finally, we express conjectured dynamical correlation functions for the soliton gas by simply borrowing the GHD results. In principle, other conjectures are also immediately available, such as diffusion and large-deviation functions for fluctuations of soliton transport.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: soliton gas, generalised hydrodynamics, dispersive hydrodynamics, integrable systems
Subjects: G100 Mathematics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 16:09
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 16:15

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