The nonlinear Schrödinger problem and its connection with Mean Field Games

14 February 2019
Giovanni Conforti

In this talk, we study the long time behaviour of a cloud of weakly interacting Brownian particles, conditionally on the observation of their initial and final configuration. In particular, we connect this problem, which may be regarded as a nonlinear version of the Schrödinger problem, to the study of the long time behaviour of Mean Field Games. Combining tools from optimal transport and stochastic control we prove convergence towards the equilibrium configuration and establish convergence rates. A key ingredient to derive these results is a new functional inequality, which generalises Talagrand’s inequality to the entropic transportation cost.

  • PDE CDT Lunchtime Seminar