Optimal transport and curvature (monge meets Riemann)

14 January 2008
Prof. Cedric Villani
Born in France around 1780, the optimal transport problem has known a scientific explosion in the past two decades, in relation with dynamical systems and partial differential equations. Recently it has found unexpected applications in Riemannian geometry, in particular the encoding of Ricci curvature bounds
  • Stochastic Analysis Seminar