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DESCRIPTION:At the end of the 1990s it was discovered by Jordan/Kinderlehrer/Otto that the diffusion equation can be formulated as a gradient flow in the space of probability measures, where the driving functional is the Boltzmann-Shannon entropy, and the dissipation mechanism is given by an optimal transport metric. This result has been the starting point for striking developments at the interface of analysis, probability theory, and geometry.\n\nIn this talk I will review work from recent years, in which we introduced new optimal transport metrics that yield gradient flow descriptions for discrete stochastic dynamics and dissipative quantum systems. This allows us to develop a discrete notion of Ricci curvature, and to obtain sharp rates of convergence to equilibrium in several examples. The talk is based on joint works with Matthias Erbar and with Eric Carlen.
SUMMARY:Prof. Jan Maas (IST Austria): Gradient flows and optimal transport in discrete and quantum systems
CATEGORIES:Colloque / Congrès / Forum
LOCATION:PER 08\, Phys 2.52\, Chemin du Musée 3\, 1700 Fribourg
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