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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:The geometry of the space of measures and its applications
Seminar:Center for Dynamics and Geometry Seminars
Speaker:John Lott, University of California, Berkeley
Abstract:
In 1781, Monge asked about the optimal way to transport a dirtpile from one place to another. Performing such an optimal transport gives a geodesic path in the space of probability measures. The optimal transport problem has had recent applications to Riemannian geometry (collapse with Ricci curvature bounded below). I will describe these developments.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:03 / 23 / 2011
Time:03:35pm - 05:30pm