School Seminars and Colloquia

Colloquium: Optimal transportation and Monge-Ampere equation


by Professor Xu-Jia Wang

Institution: Australian National University
Date: Tue 13th April 2010
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb

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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