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Connections for Women on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics August 22, 2013 - August 23, 2013
Registration Deadline: August 23, 2013 about 1 year ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 22, 2013 over 1 year ago
Parent Program: Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
Organizers Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton University), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia University), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), Maria Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen)
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This two-day event aims to connect women graduate students and beginning researchers with more established female researchers who use optimal transportation in their work and can serve as professional contacts and potential role-models. As such, it will showcase a selection of lectures featuring female scientists, both established leaders and emerging researchers.

These lectures will be interspersed with networking and social events such as lunch or tea-time discussions led by successful researchers about (a) the particular opportunities and challenges facing women in science---including practical topics such as work-life balance and choosing a mentor, and (b) promising new directions in optimal transportation and related topics.  Junior participants will be paired with more senior researchers in mentoring groups, and all participants will be encouraged to stay for the Introductory Workshop the following week, where they will have the opportunity to propose a short research communication.

Accommodation:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate.  If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123.  Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has a preferred rate of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. There is no cut-off date for reservations. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and enter dates of stay at top of screen and click Book Now.  Once on the reservation page, click "Preferred/Corporate Rate Accounts" and input the code: msri.


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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code 123MSRI. Our preferred rate is $139 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Schedule
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Aug 22, 2013
Thursday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Convergence of Riemannian manifolds and Metric Measure Spaces
Christina Sormani (CUNY, Graduate Center)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Higher order isoperimetric inequalities - an approach via the method of optimal transport
Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Applications of optimal transportation and Wasserstein barycenters in computer vision, image and video processing.
Julie Delon (Télécom PARISTECH)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Dynamics of kinematic aggregation equations
Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Panel Discussion
Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles), Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton University), Marina Chugunova (Claremont Graduate University), Eleonora Cinti (Università di Bologna), Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Institute of Technology), Maria Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen)
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  Dinner at the Taste of the Himalayas
Aug 23, 2013
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  A two-scale approach to logarithmic Sobolev inequalities and the hydrodynamic limit
Maria Westdickenberg (RWTH Aachen)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Pattern formation, optimal transport and interpolation inequalities
Eleonora Cinti (Università di Bologna)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Mass concentration phenomena for the long-wave unstable thin-film equation
Marina Chugunova (Claremont Graduate University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Density functional theory and optimal transportation with Coulomb cost
Claudia Kluppelberg (TU München)