Probability Seminar

Title: Entropic Ricci curvature and functional inequalities for Markov chains on discrete spaces
Speaker: Max Fathi
Speaker Info: UC Berkeley
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Entropic Ricci curvature is a discrete analogue of lower bounds on Ricci curvature. It was introduced independently by Maas and Mielke in 2011. In this talk, I will present this notion, some examples of Markov chains with positive curvature, and applications to functional inequalities (logarithmic Sobolev inequalities, spectral gaps). Based on joint works with Jan Maas and with Matthias Erbar.
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 3:00PM
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Qiang Zeng
Contact email: qzeng@northwestern.edu
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