SFU Applied & Computational Math Seminar Series: Matias Delgadino

  • Date: 02/17/2023
  • Time: 15:30
Matias Delgadino, UT Austin

Simon Fraser University


Phase transitions and log Sobolev inequalities


In this talk, we will study the mean field limit of weakly interacting diffusions for confining and interaction potentials that are not necessarily convex. We explore the relationship between the large N limit of the constant in the logarithmic Sobolev inequality (LSI) for the N-particle system, and the presence or absence of phase transitions for the mean field limit. The non-degeneracy of the LSI constant will be shown to have far reaching consequences, especially in the context of uniform-in-time propagation of chaos and the behaviour of equilibrium fluctuations. This will be done by employing techniques from the theory of gradient flows in the 2-Wasserstein distance, specifically the Riemannian calculus on the space of probability measures.

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Location: Online. Join Zoom meeting

Time: 3.30pm Pacific