Optimal transport has become a vibrant research area in mathematics, at the interface of analysis, probability and geometry. In recent years there have been several new developments with applications to diverse fields such as economics, image analysis, mathematical finance, and quantum mechanics. The conference brings together researchers in optimal transport, from all over the world, to present new results, exchange ideas and to foster future collaborations. Another important goal is to expose young researchers and Ph.D. students to the most recent developments in this area.

Friday 6 March is devoted to “Computational Optimal Transport and its Applications" and organized by Gabriel Peyré (Paris Dauphine) and Martin Rumpf (Bonn). 

The conference takes place during the Junior Hausdorff Trimester Program on Optimal Transportation, which will be held at the Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics during January-April 2015.



2-6 March 2015



Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, University of Bonn

Lipschitz Lecture Hall, Endenicher Allee 60 (map)


Invited speakers (confirmed):

Luigi Ambrosio (SNS Pisa), Han Bangxian (Paris Dauphine), Mathias Beiglböck (Vienna), Jean-David Benamou (INRIA Rocquencourt), Yann Brenier (École Polytechnique), Guillaume Carlier (Paris Dauphine), Maria Colombo (SNS Pisa), Dario Cordero-Erausquin (Paris 6), Katy Craig (UCLA), Marco Cuturi (Kyoto), Nicolas Fournier (Paris 6), Ivan Gentil (Lyon), Paola Gori Giorgi (VU Amsterdam), Nicolas Juillet (Strasbourg), Kazumasa Kuwada (Tokyo Tech), Bruno Lévy (INRIA Nancy), Daniel Matthes (TU Munich), Robert McCann (Toronto), Facundo Memoli (Ohio), Alexander Mielke (WIAS Berlin), Édouard Oudet (Grenoble), Filippo Santambrogio (Paris 11), Giuseppe Savaré (Pavia), Christoph Schnörr (Heidelberg), Carola Schönlieb (Cambridge), Takashi Shioya (Tohoku University), Anton Thalmaier (Luxembourg), Max von Renesse (Leipzig)



Nicola Gigli (Paris VI), Arnaud Guillin (Clermont-Ferrand), Jan Maas (IST Austria), Karl-Theodor Sturm (Bonn)


People interested in attending the workshop are kindly requested to register by submitting an email to Ms. Birgit Bonn: OT-2015 (AT) 

Support for young scientists:

Support for young scientists: Funding is available to support a number of young scientists by covering the costs of local accommodation. Interested PhD students and postdocs should apply by December 17, 2014, by submitting an email to OT-2015 (AT)