COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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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.