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Date(s) - 29/08/2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Indian Statistical Institute


Capture d’écran 2016-08-19 à 15.43.42In case you miss the first conference by our French mathematician on Friday 26th August 2016 or if you wish to listen to him again on another topic, please join us for the second talk of Professor Cedric Villani on 29 August, at Monday Colloquium (4:15 pm, Room NAB1, Ground Floor, Kolmogorov Bhavan, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata).

On this occasion, Professor Villani will talk on

the synthetic theory of Ricci curvature bounds:


Abstract: The synthetic theory of sectional curvature bounds is popular and famous, with a wide range of applications. How can one do the same with Ricci curvature bounds? Solutions for this started to emerge a dozen years ago, and were recently confirmed by strong results. This theory is at the intersection of probability theory, calculus of variations and the theory of metric-measure spaces.