Mathematics Colloquium: Long Lecture: Hidden Convexity in Nonlinear Differential Equations
7:00pm SPARK G45
Dr. Lawrence Craig Evans, UC-Berkeley
In this expository lecture, I will discuss how nonlinear problems with convex nonlinearities are usually pretty tractable, but that this convex structure may sometimes be "hidden". Examples will include equations for growing sandpiles, for traffic flow, for optimal mass transport and several others.