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2014/05/15

16:30-17:30   Room #050 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Cédric Villani (Université de Lyon, Institut Henri Poincaré)
Synthetic theory of Ricci curvature
― When Monge, Riemann and Boltzmann meet ― (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Optimal transport theory, non-Euclidean geometry and statistical physics met fifteen years ago with the discovery that Ricci curvature can be studied quantitatively thanks to entropy and
Monge-Kantorovich transport.
This unexpected encounter was very fruitful, leading to progress in each of these fields.
[ Reference URL ]
http://faculty.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/Villani.html