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Introductory Workshop on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics August 26, 2013 - August 30, 2013
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 26, 2013 about 1 year ago
Parent Program: Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore), Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley), LEAD Alessio Figalli (University of Texas)
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Description

The workshop is intended to give an overview of the research landscape surrounding optimal transportation, including its connections to geometry, design applications, and fully nonlinear partial differential equations.

As such, it will feature some survey lectures or minicourses by distinguished visitors and/or a few of the organizers of the theme semester, amounting to a kind of summer school.  These will be complemented by a sampling of research lectures and short presentations from a spectrum of invited guests and other participants, including some who attended the previous week's {em Connections for Women} workshop.

The introductory workshop aims to familiarize graduate students, postdocs, and non-experts to major and new topics of the current program. Though the audience is expected to have a general mathematical background, knowledge of technical terminology and recent findings is not assumed.

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 MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 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 26, 2013
Monday
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
  Welcome
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Some non local versions of the Monge Ampere equation
Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Optimal transport: old and new
Robert McCann (University of Toronto)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Determining the regularity of a measure via the Wasserstein distance
Tatiana Toro (University of Washington)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  MSRI/Evans Talk: Swarming by Nature and by Design
Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles)
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  Pizza Dinner
Aug 27, 2013
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Optimal transport and lower Ricci curvature bounds
Nicola Gigli (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Prescribed-divergence problems in optimal transportation
Filippo Santambrogio (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Optimal transport: old and new
Robert McCann (University of Toronto)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Regularity in optimal transportation
Xu-Jia Wang (Australian National University)
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  Reception
Aug 28, 2013
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Prescribed-divergence problems in optimal transportation
Filippo Santambrogio (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Optimal transport in non-commutative probability
Jan Maas (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
  Gradient Flow in the 2-Wasserstein Metric: a Crandall and Liggett type proof of the exponential formula
Katy Craig (Rutgers University)
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM
  Numerical Computation of Soft Harmonic Maps
Adrian Butscher (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik)
Aug 29, 2013
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Optimal transport and lower Ricci curvature bounds
Nicola Gigli (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Partial regularity of optimal transport maps
Guido De Philippis (Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, University of Bonn)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Optimal transport: old and new
Robert McCann (University of Toronto)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Optimal transport and dynamics of expanding circle maps
Benoît Kloeckner (Université de Grenoble I (Joseph Fourier))
Aug 30, 2013
Friday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Prescribed-divergence problems in optimal transportation
Filippo Santambrogio (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tea
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Optimal transport and lower Ricci curvature bounds
Nicola Gigli (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Monotonicity Formulas for Bakry-Emery Ricci Curvature
Guofang Wei (University of California, Santa Barbara)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  The Schrödinger problem: a probabilistic analogue of optimal transport. Application to discrete metric graphs
Christian Leonard (Université de Paris X (Paris-Nanterre))