Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

F. Santambrogio

A short story on optimal transport and its many applications

created by santambro on 08 Aug 2018


Published Paper

Inserted: 8 aug 2018
Last Updated: 8 aug 2018

Journal: Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach
Year: 2018

This is a popular science paper written for MFO after a conference on the applications of optimal transport. It is intended for general (scientific-oriented) audience.

Links: here you find the paper, on the MFO website


We present some examples of optimal transport problems and of applications to different sciences (logistics, economics, image processing, and a little bit of evolution equations) through the crazy story of an industrial dynasty regularly asking advice from an exotic mathematician.