PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Toan Nguyen, Fei Wang, Stephanie Zerby, Mark Levi, Jinchao Xu, Chun Liu.

Title:Optimal transport theory, with some applications
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Alessio Figalli, University of Texas at Austin
Abstract Link:
The optimal transportation problem consists in finding the cheapest way to transport a distribution of mass from one place to another. Surprisingly, optimal transportation has become a very powerful tool to obtain sharp geometric inequalities, such as for instance the isoperimetric or the Brunn-Minknowski inequality. In this short talk I’ll introduce the optimal transport problem and show how it can be used to prove this kind of inequalities.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 03 / 2014
Time:12:20pm - 01:30pm