**Intense Activity Period**

**Metric Measure Spaces and Ricci Curvature**

**Date:** September 4 - 29, 2017**Location:** Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn**Organizer:** Karl-Theodor Sturm

The program will feature 4 weeks of intense activity on metric measure spaces, Ricci

curvature, and related topics including heat kernels, Ricci flow, optimal transport,

geometric PDEs, stochastic calculus, path and loop spaces, Riemannian geometry,

discrete models. Each week will have 2 lecture series and 5-6 invited talks by leading

experts as well as room for contributed talks.

**Invited speakers** (* = to be confirmed) for respective weeks

(1) | S. Aida, M. Gordina, A. Grigor'yan, A. Lytchak, S. Ohta |

(2) | T. Colding*, X.D. Li, G. Savaré, T. Shioya, A. Vershik |

(3) | C. Bär, A. Mondino, M. Simon, B. Wilking |

(4) | F. Cavalletti, A. Guillin, K. Kuwada, J. Maas, E. Milman |

**Lecture series**

(1) L. Ambrosio, F.Y. Wang | (2) R. Haslhofer, A. Thalmaier | |

(3) R. Bamler, P. Topping | (4) E. Carlen, N. Gigli |

We aim to attract participants with broad interest to foster the interaction between

different communities. Participation is free and possible for the whole period or parts of it. Registration is requested, please use the registration form.

**Contact:** mms-month@iam.uni-bonn.de

Svenja Beljaars, Dr. Matthias Erbar

**Poster** with information on the Intese Activity Period can be dowloaded here

**Slides of Talks/Lecture Series:**

Lecture Series by Eric Carlen:

*Gradient flow and functional inequalities for quantum Markov semigroups I, II, III*

**Financial support** by MPIM Bonn, HCM, and ERC Advanced Grant "Metric measure spaces and Ricci curvature - analytic, geometric, and probabilistic challenges"