YEP XI : "Mass transportation in analysis and probability"

Mar 10 2014 - 00:00
Mar 14 2014 - 23:59
Venue: 

Eurandom, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Short description of the event: 

The Young European Probabilists Meeting 2014 will be the 11th of a series of successful yearly workshops at Eurandom, Eindhoven. Other than most previous YEP workshops the workshop of 2014 will have an intradisciplinary flavour, focussing on problems at the interface of probability and analysis. The aim of the workshop is to bring together young researchers from probability and analysis, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and a starting point for future intradisciplinary collaborations.

Mass transport is concerned with the transport of mass between prescribed distributions at minimal cost. Although dating back to work of Monge in the 18th century, this problem has recently seen a major boost of activity with many new ideas emerging. A particular focal point of this activity is the interface of analysis (conservation laws, gradient flows) and probability (large deviations, allocation problems, coupling). In our workshop we aim to bring together young researchers from both areas, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and a starting point for future intradisciplinary collaborations.

The workshop consists of four mini-courses by eminent researchers in the field, augmented with 15 talks of young researchers who will talk about their own research topic. There will be an extended minicourse by Nicola Gigli (Université de Nice), who will give an introduction to optimal transport from an analytic point of view. Further there will be three shorter minicourses by eminent researchers introducing their recent work in the area, by Mathias Beiglböck (University of Vienna and Universität Bonn), Jan Maas (Universität Bonn), and Gero Friesecke (Technische Universität München).

http://www.eurandom.nl/events/workshops/2014/YEPXI/index.html

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