Mathematical Conversations

Topic: Optimal transport and its unexpected appearances

Speaker: Maria Colombo

Affiliation: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; von Neumann Fellow, School of Mathematics

Date & Time: Wednesday October 30th, 2019, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Dilworth Room

Optimal transport has been used to have new insights on a variety of mathematical questions, ranging from functional inequalities to economics. We will discuss some of the unexpected uses of optimal transport, as a simple proof of the isoperimetric inequality and a link with quantum mechanics.