Colloquium: Optimal transportation and Monge-Ampere equation
by Professor Xu-Jia Wang
Abstract: I will first recall the development of optimal transportation, which was first introduced by Monge in a paper of 1781. Then I will introduce the dual functional of Kantorovich which led to the modern theory of existence and uniqueness of optimal mappings. The regularity of optimal mappings involves the study of Monge-Ampere type equations and substantial progress was achieved in the last two decades.
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