MINI-COURSE IN GEOMETRIC PDE | |

Topic: | Optimal Transportation and Nonlinear Elliptic PDE |

Speaker: | Neil Trudinger |

Affiliation: | Australian National University and Member, School of Mathematics |

Date: | Tuesday, December 16 |

Time/Room: | 1:30pm - 3:30pm/S-101 |

In these lectures we will describe the relationship between optimal transportation and nonlinear elliptic PDE of Monge-Ampere type, focusing on recent advances in characterizing costs and domains for which the Monge-Kantorovich problem has smooth diffeomorphism solutions. Background references. L.C Evans, PDE and Monge-Kantorovich mass transfer. Current developments in Mathematics, 1997. Int. Press, Boston, (1999). R. T . Rachev and L. Ruschendorf, Mass transportation problems, Springer,1998. J. Urbas, Mass transfer problems, Lecture Notes, Univ. of Bonn, 1998. C. Villani, Topics in optimal transportation, Amer. Math. Soc. 2003.