Tuesday, 20th December • 12:15 • HG G 3
Optimal transport: a tale of bank robbers, Terminators and Christmas gifts
Abstract. Is there a fastest way of delivering Christmas gifts? Or of getting the Fields medal? And how can the Terminator help with all that? Optimal transport might provide an answer to all of these questions… and many more. This talk will offer a glimpse of the basics of the theory of optimal transport and some of its most prominent applications, covering elements of general optimisation, geometry and geodesics on the way.
There are going to be more talks next semester! :)
We run a weekly colloquium where students present topics from diverse areas in mathematics and physics.
The talks are followed by an Apéro, giving you the chance to mingle in informal atmosphere over some delicious food!
All talks are aimed at undergraduate students (from the first semester on!), so don’t let the titles scare you! Who knows, maybe you’ll find a topic for your Bachelor’s thesis or other independent work!
We usually meet Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:00 at HG G 3 (ETH Zurich).
Giving talks is a critical part of any scientist's career and so presenting to a group of fellow students in a familiar environment, is an easy way to get started. If you’re interested in giving a talk, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Note: You do not need to be an undergraduate to give a talk.)
As a thank you, all of our speakers are invited to a dinner at the end of the semester.
ZUCMAP was initiated in autumn 2020 by Alexander Uhlmann, Jinghao Cao, and Silvio Barandun. It was reborn in spring 2022 by Johann Birnick and Siddharth Setlur. In autumn 2022 it is organised by Alessandra Iacopino and Ana Pavlaković.