Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

James (Jim) Perry Browne Sussex Mathematics Colloquium, 10 June 2021, 3:00-4:00 (UK time zone, via Zoom)

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10 jun 2021   [open in google calendar]

The first James (Jim) Perry Browne Sussex Mathematics Colloquium will be delivered by Alessio Figalli from ETH, Zurich. The talk will be open to non-specialists.

A walk through optimal transport and its applications

At the end of the 18th century, optimal transport theory was introduced by Gaspard Monge to understand the most efficient way of transporting a distribution of material from one place to another to build fortifications. In the last 30 years, this theory has found various applications in many mathematical problems, inspired both by nature and machine learning. In this talk, I will present some of the applications that have been most relevant in my research.

Speakers: Alessio Figalli.