Graduate Seminar on Stochastic Analysis (S4F3)
Reversible Diffusion Processes SoSem 2012
Time: Wednesdays 10-12
There are still a few talks available – if you are interested please send an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Prerequisites: Basics of Stochastic Analysis.
Contents: The seminar covers different topics related to reversible diffusion processes. During the first talks, we give an introduction to fundamental tools including Dirichlet forms, spectral theory, functional inequalities and potential theory. Afterwards, several recent research topics where these techniques are useful will be studied. Possible topics include:
Mc Kean-Vlasov equations and propagation of chaos:
Mc Kean-Vlasov equations are nonlinear SDE with coefficients depending on the law of the process. They arise when studying mean-field interacting particle systems.
Langevin and inertial Langevin equations.
Diffusion approximations for Metropolis algorithms.
Brownian motion on Riemannian manifolds.
Ma/Röckner: Dirichlet forms
Fukushima/Oshima/Takeda: Dirichlet forms and symmetric Markov Processes
Royer: An initiation to logarithmic Sobolev inequalities
Villani: Optimal Transport- Old and new
Sznitman: Lectures on Propagation of Chaos, Ecole d'été St. Flour
Hsu: Stochastic analysis on manifolds
Various research papers on different topics