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, Victor Nistor, 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