In this paper, we establish lower and upper Gaussian bounds for the probability density of the mild solution to the non-linear stochastic heat equation in any space dimension. The driving perturbation is a Gaussian noise which is white in time with some spatially homogeneous covariance. These estimates are obtained using tools of the Malliavin calculus. The most challenging part is the lower bound, which is obtained by adapting a general method developed by Kohatsu-Higa to the underlying spatially homogeneous Gaussian setting. Both lower and upper estimates have the same form: a Gaussian density with a variance which is equal to that of the mild solution of the corresponding linear equation with additive noise. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Gaussian density estimates
- Malliavin calculus
- Spatially homogeneous Gaussian noise
- Stochastic heat quation