Stefan Suhr (Bochum): Optimal transport and the Einstein equations

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember 2018 14:00

Ort: Raum 218, Währigner Str. 17, 2. Stock

The Ricci curvature is the basic ingredient in the Einstein equations of general relativity. In recent years the interpretation of Ricci curvature in Riemannian geometry has changed fundamentally via its characterization in terms of convexity properties of e.g. the Shannon‐Bolzmann entropy of optimal transportation. In my talk I will explain the recent development of an analogous characterization of Ricci curvature in Lorentzian geometry.


Raum 218, Währinger Str. 17, 2. Stock