We report on a time regularity result for stochastic evolutionary PDEs with monotone coefficients. If the diffusion coefficient is bounded in time without additional space regularity, we obtain a fractional Sobolev-type time regularity of order up to 12 for a certain functional G(u) of the solution. Namely, G(u) = ∇. u in the case of the heat equation and G(u)=|∇u|p-22∇u for the p-Laplacian. The motivation is twofold. On the one hand, it turns out that this is the natural time regularity result that allows us to establish the optimal rates of convergence for numerical schemes based on a time discretization. On the other hand, in the linear case, i.e. when the solution is given by a stochastic convolution, our result complements the known stochastic maximal space-time regularity results for the borderline case not covered by other methods.
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