Late-Time Behaviour of Israel Particles in a FLRW Spacetime with Λ>0
MFO Scientific ProgramResearch in Pairs 2016
In this paper we study the relativistic Boltzmann equation in a spatially flat FLRW space-time. We consider Israel particles, which are the relativistic counterpart of the Maxwellian particles, and obtain global-in-time existence and the asymptotic behaviour of solutions. The main argument of the paper is to use the energy method of Guo, and we observe that the method can be applied to study small solutions in a cosmological case. It is the first result of this type where a physically well-motivated scattering kernel is considered for the general relativistic Boltzmann equation.