
THEMATIC PROGRAMS 

September 1, 2014  
Thematic
Program on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis July  December
2010
November 15, 2010

Monday October 25  3rd Floor Stewart Library  
2:00  2:10  Welcome and Introduction Fields Director Ed Bierstone and Workshop Organizers 
2:10  3:00  Frank Morgan (Williams College) Densities from Geometry to Poincaré 
3:05  4:10  Coffee Break 
4:10  5:00  Israel Michael Sigal (University of Toronto) Singularity formation under the meancurvature flow 
5:00  6:30  Reception  cash bar Fields Institute Atrium 
Tuesday October 26  Room 230  
10:00  10:50  Aldo Pratelli (Pavia (Italy)) About the approximation of orientationpreserving homeomorphisms via piecewise affine or smooth ones 
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Mariya Shcherbina (Institute for Low Temperature Physics
Ukr. Ac. Sci) Orthogonal and symplectic matrix models: universality and other properties 
12:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  3:00  Graduate Minicourse (part 1) Scott Armstrong
(University of Chicago) An introduction to infinity harmonic functions 
3:10  4:00  Graduate Minicourse (part 2) Charles
Smart (New York University) An introduction to infinity harmonic functions 
Wednesday October 27  Room 230  
10:00  10:50  Tony Gomis (NBI) A domian Decomposition Method, Cherruault Transformations, Homotopy Perturbation Method, and Nonlinear Dynamics: Theories and Comparative Applications to Frontier problems 
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Jerome Bertrand (University Paul Sabatier Toulouse) Wasserstein space over Hadamard space 
12:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  2:35  Amir Moradifam (University of Toronto) Isolated Singularities of Polyharmonic Inequalities 
2:40  3:05  Magda Czubak (University of Toronto) Topological defects in the abelian Higgs model 
3:10  4:00  Coffee Break 
4:10  5:00  (F Morgan Math Dept Colloquium in BA 6183) 
Thursday October 28  Stewart Library  
10:10  11:00  Graduate Minicourse (part 3) Scott Armstrong
(University of Chicago) An introduction to infinity harmonic functions 
11:10  12:00  Graduate Minicourse (part 4) Charles Smart
(New York University) An introduction to infinity harmonic functions 
12:10  1:00  Jiakun Liu (Princeton University)  Room 210 Global regularity of the reflector problem 
Free Afternoon  
Friday October 29  Room 210  
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Philippe Delanoe (CNRS at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis) Remarks on the regularity of optimal transport 
12:10  1:00  YoungHeon Kim (University of British Columbia) Regularity of optimal transport maps on multiple products of spheres 
1:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  3:00  Offsite (Holzegel Math Dept seminar in BA 6183) 
3:00  3:30  Fields Coffee Break 
Monday November 1  Room 230  
10:00  10:50  Alexander Plakhov (University of Aveiro) Optimal mass transportation and billiard scattering by rough bodies 
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Brendan Pass (University of Toronto) The multimarginal optimal transportation problem 
12:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  2:35  Alexander Kolesnikov (MSUPA and HSE (Moscow)) Sobolev regularity of optimal transportation 
2:40  3:05  Gabriel Maresch (TU Vienna) Optimal and Better Transport Plans 
3:10  3:40  Coffee Break 
3:40  4:05  Emil Saucan (Department of Mathematics, Technion, Haifa,
Israel) Triangulation and discretizations of metric measure spaces 
4:10  4:35  Jun Kitagawa (Princeton University) Regularity for the optimal transport problem with Euclidean distance squared cost on the embedded sphere 
5:00  6:00  Cédric
Villani (Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Claude Bernard
Lyon 1)  in Bahen 1160
What is the fate of the solar system? (**Note registration is required as space is limited) 
Tuesday November 2  Room 230  
10:00  10:50  Nassif Ghoussoub (University of British Columbia) Homogenization, inverse problems and optimal control via selfdual variational calculus 
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Yi Wang (Princeton University) The AleksandrovFenchel inequalities of k+1convex domains 
12:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  4:00  Graduate Minicourse Vitali Milman
(Tel Aviv University) Overview of Asymptotic Geometric Analysis; an Introduction 
4:10  5:00  Alexander Koldobsky (University of MissouriColumbia) Positive definite functions and stable random vectors 
5:10  6:00  Nicola Gigli (University of Nice) *note
this talk will be held in the 3rd floor Stewart Library* The Heat Flow as Gradient Flow 
Wednesday November 3  Room 230  
10:00  10:50  Irene M. Gamba (The University of Texas at
Austin) Convolution inequalities for Boltzmann collision operators and applications 
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Micah Warren (Princeton University) Parabolic optimal transport equations on compact manifolds 
12:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  3:00  Dmitry Jakobson (McGill University, Department
of Mathematics and Statistics) Curvature of Random Metrics 
3:05  3:30  Alfredo Hubard (NYU) Can you cut a convex body into five convex bodies, with equal areas and equal perimeters? 
3:30  3:55  Coffee Break 
4:00  5:00  Cedric
Villani (l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Claude Bernard
Lyon 1) Particle systems and Landau damping 
5:00 6:30  Reception 
Thursday November 4  Room 230  
10:10  11:00  Graduate Course  Alessio Figalli
(University of Texas at Austin) The geometry of the MaTrudingerWang condition 
11:10  12:00  Cedric
Villani (l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Claude Bernard
Lyon 1) From echo analysis to nonlinear Landau damping 
12:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  2:35  Michael Loss (School of Mathematics, Georgia
Tech) HardyLittlewoodSobolev Inequalities via Fast Diffusion Flows 
2:40  3:05  Mark Meckes (Case Western Reserve University) The magnitude of a metric space 
3:10  3:40  Coffee Break 
3:40  4:05  Shaghayegh Kordnoori (Islamic Azad University
North Tehran Branch) Central Limit Theorem and geometric probability 
4:10  4:35  Marjolaine Puel (IMT Toulouse, France) JordanKinderlehrerOtto scheme for a relativistic cost 
4:40  5:30  Joseph Lehec (Universit ParisDauphine) A stochastic formula for the entropy and applications 
Friday November 5  Room 230  
10:00  10:50  Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore) Elements of Geometric Measure Theory in Wiener spaces 
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Paul Woon Yin Lee (UC Berkeley) Generalized Ricci Curvature Bounds for Three Dimensional Contact Subriemannian Manifolds 
12:05  2:10  Lunch 
2:10  3:00  Elton Hsu (Department of Mathematics,
Northwestern University) Mass Transportation and Optimal Coupling of Brownian Motions 
3:05  3:35  Coffee Break 
3:40  4:30  Emanuel Milman (University of Toronto) A generalization of Caffarelli's Contraction Theorem via heatflow 
4:40  5:30  Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Institute of Technology) Sticky Particle Dynamics with Interactions 
Monday November 8  Room 230  
10:00  10:50  Konstantin Khanin (University of Toronto) Lagrangian dynamics on shock manifolds 
10:55  11:10  Coffee Break 
11:10  12:00  Walter Craig (Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
McMaster University) On the size of the Navier  Stokes singular set 
12:05  2:10  Lunch Break 
2:10  3:00  Marina Chugunova (University of Toronto) Finite speed propagation of the interface and blowup solutions for longwave unstable thinfilm equations 
3:05  3:30  Coffee Break 
3:30  4:20  Gideon Simpson (University of Toronto) Coherent Structures in the Nonlinear Maxwell Equations 
4:30  5:20  Stephen W. Morris (University of Toronto) Icicles, washboard road and meandering syrup 
5:30  6:30  Poster session/ Small Reception 
Wednesday
November 10 Joint Concentration Period on Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications and Colloquium in Applied Mathematics 

2:10  3:00  Boris Khesin (University
of Toronto) Optimal transport and geodesics for H^1 metrics on diffeomorphism groups 
Fullname  University/Affiliation 
Adamczak, Radosaw  University of Warsaw 
AlonsoGutiérrez, David  University of Zaragoza 
Ambrosio, Luigi  Scuola Normale Superiore 
Armstrong, Scott  University of Chicago 
Badali, Daniel  University of Toronto 
Bartosova, Dana  University of Toronto 
Bertrand, Jérôme  Université Paul Sabatier 
Bezuglyi, Sergei  B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering 
Bikila, Dejene Woldesemayat  Hasselt University 
Chen, Shibing  University of Toronto 
Choksi, Rustum  McGill University 
Chugunova, Marina  University of Toronto 
Colesanti, Andrea  Università degli Studi di Firenze 
Coskey, Sam  The Fields Institute 
Craig, Walter  McMaster University 
Czubak, Magdalena  University of Toronto 
Dafni, Galia  Concordia University 
Dafnis, Nikolaos  University of Athens 
Dann, Susanna  Louisiana State University 
De Queiroz, Olivaine  Princeton University 
Delanoë, Philippe  CNRS, University of Nice 
Dotterrer, Dominic  University of Toronto 
Ellis, Paul  University of Connecticut 
Faifman, Dmitry  Tel Aviv University 
FernándezUnzueta, Maite  CIMAT 
Figalli, Alessio  The University of Texas at Austin 
Funano, Kei  Kumamoto University 
Gamba, Irene M.  University of Texas 
Gangbo, Wilfrid  Georgia Institute of Technology 
Ghoussoub, Nassif  University of British Columbia 
Gigli, Nicola  University of Bonn 
Ginsberg, Dan  University of Toronto 
Gomis, Tony  NBIFrance 
Guédon, Olivier  Université ParisEst Marne La Vallée 
Guth, Larry  University of Toronto 
Gutman, Yonatan  Université ParisEst MarnelaVallée 
Holland, James  Australian National University 
Hsu, Elton  Northwestern University 
Hubard, Alfred  CIMS of NYU 
Hug, Daniel  Universität Karlsruhe (TH) 
Illner, Reinhard  University of Victoria 
Jakobson, Dmitry  McGill University 
Jiménez, Carlos Hugo  University of Seville 
Khesin, Boris  University of Toronto 
Kim, Hyojin  
Kim, YoungHeon  University of British Columbia 
Kislyakov, Sergei  St.Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics 
Kitagawa, Jun  Princeton University 
Klartag, Boaz  TelAviv University 
Koldobsky, Alexander  University of Missouri 
Kolesnikov, Alexander  MSUPA 
Kordnoori, Shaghayegh  Azad University North Tehran Branch 
Kwiatkowska, Aleksandra  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Labibi, Batool  University of Toronto 
Latala, Rafal  University of Warsaw 
Lee, Woon Yin (Paul)  University of California, Berkeley 
Litvak, Alexander  University of Alberta 
Liu, Jiakun  Princeton University 
LópezAbad, Jorge  Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas 
Loss, Michael  Georgia Institute of Technology 
Maresch, Gabriel  TU Vienna 
McCann, Robert  University of Toronto 
Meckes, Mark  Case Western Reserve University 
Melleray, Julien  Université Lyon 1 
Mérigot, Quentin  The Fields Institute 
Milman, Emanuel  University of Toronto 
Milman, Vitali  Tel Aviv University 
Moradifam, Amir  University of Toronto 
Morgan, Frank  Williams College 
Morris, Stephen W.  University of Toronto 
Nguyen Van Thé, Lionel  Université Paul Cézanne  AixMarseille III 
Osadolor, Anthony  Technical University, Hamburg 
Paouris, Grigoris  Texas A&M University 
Pass, Brendan  University of Toronto 
Pastur, Leonid  National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 
Pestov, Vladimir  University of Ottawa 
Pivovarov, Peter  University of Alberta 
Plakhov, Alexander  University of Aveiro 
Pratelli, Aldo  Università di Pavia 
Puel, Marjolaine  Université Paul Sabatier 
Rahbarnia, Freydoon  Ferdowsi University 
Rahman, Mustazee  University of Toronto 
Reitzner, Matthias  University of Osnabrueck 
Rotem, Liran  Tel Aviv University 
Saucan, Emil  Technion 
Sauer, Norbert  University of Calgary 
Savaré, Giuseppe  University of Pavia 
Schechtman, Gideon  Weizmann Institute of Science 
Schuster, Franz  Vienna University of Technology 
Segal, Alexander  Tel Aviv University 
Shcherbina, Mariya  National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 
Sigal, Israel Michael  University of Toronto 
Simpson, Gideon  University of Toronto 
Slomka, Boaz  Tel Aviv University 
Slutsky, Konstantin  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Smart, Charles  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences 
Spektor, Susanna  University of Alberta 
Stancu, Alina  Concordia University 
Taschuk, Steven  University of Alberta 
Tiglay, Feride  The Fields Institute 
TomczakJaegermann, Nicole  University of Alberta 
Tsankov, Todor  Université Paris DiderotParis 7 
Valettas, Peter  University of Athens 
Wang, Yi  Princeton University 
Warren, Micah  Princeton University 
Wolff, Pawel  University of Warsaw 
Ye, Deping  Fields Institute 
Zouzias, Anastasios  University of Toronto 
For additional information contact thematic(at)fields.utoronto.ca