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Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics August 19, 2013 to December 20, 2013
Organizers Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore), Yann Brenier (École Polytechnique), Panagiota Daskalopoulos (Columbia University), Lawrence Evans (University of California, Berkeley), Alessio Figalli (University of Texas), Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Institute of Technology), LEAD Robert McCann (University of Toronto), Felix Otto (Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften), Neil Trudinger (Australian National University)
Description

In the past two decades, the theory of optimal transportation has emerged as a fertile field of inquiry, and a diverse tool for exploring applications within and beyond mathematics. This transformation occurred partly because long-standing issues could finally be resolved, but also because unexpected connections emerged which linked these questions to classical problems in geometry, partial differential equations, nonlinear dynamics, natural sciences, design problems and economics. The aim of this program will be to gather experts in optimal transport and areas of potential application to catalyze new investigations, disseminate progress, and invigorate ongoing exploration.

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Programmatic Workshops
August 22, 2013 - August 23, 2013 Connections for Women on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
August 26, 2013 - August 30, 2013 Introductory Workshop on Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics
October 14, 2013 - October 18, 2013 Fluid Mechanics, Hamiltonian Dynamics, and Numerical Aspects of Optimal Transportation
December 07, 2013 - December 08, 2013 Infinite-Dimensional Geometry