Sep 11, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
Professor Wilfrid Gangbo is an organizer of the Fields special semester titled Thematic Program on Variational Problems in Physics, Economics and Geometry to be held at the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada during September 11, 2014 through November 14, 2014. This semester is devoted to exploring the explosive developments in optimal transportation and the calculus of variations. These developments and their applications are powerful tools for problems arising in physics, economics and geometry.
Immediately following this semester's activities, the Fields Medal Symposium will take place during 17-20 November 2014 honoring the work of Fields Medalist, Cédric Villani. Wilfrid and past School of Mathematics associate, Professor Eric Carlen, are scheduled to give a presentation.