Title: Analysis and Geometry of the Path space over a Riemannian Manifold
Speaker: Elton Hsu
Speaker Info: Northwestern
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The path space over a Riemannian manifold is the space of continuous maps from the unit time interval to the manifold. It is a typical infinite dimensional manifolds. We will show how to introduce natural concepts of volume measure, gradient, and a Hilbert structure on its tangent spaces. Under this basic setting we can study analytic and geometric properties of the path space centered around the so-called Ornstein-Uhlenbeck operator, the counterpart of the Laplace-Beltrami operator in the current context. We will clarify the role stochastic analysis plays in this study. We will give a survey of some old and new results and discuss several interesting open problems for further research. The talk should be accessible to the general audience with a good grasp of first year graduate level measure theory and functional analysis.
Date: Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Frank Calegari
Contact email: fcale@math.northwestern.edu
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