Pattern formation, energy landscapes, and scaling laws

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Lecture in the Winter term 2019/2020

Logarithmic Sobolev Inequality

  • Lecturer: Felix Otto
  • Date: Thursday, 09.15-11.00
  • Room: MPI MiS A3 01
  • Keywords: Spectral Gap, Logarithmic Sobolev Inequality, overdamped Langevin equation, singular products in stochastic partial differential equations, stochastic homogenization
  • Remarks: Lectures only at 14.11.2019, 28.11.2019, 5.12.2019, 19.12.2019, 16.01.2020, 23.01.2020


We will give an introduction into the notions of the Spectral Gap and Logarithmic Sobolev Inequality, and display some of their applications. More precisely, we will discuss some criteria, namely the tensorization property, and the criteria of Bakry-Emery and Holley-Stroock. Applications discussed will involve hyper-contractivity of the overdamped Langevin equation, the construction of singular products in stochastic partial differential equations, and a selected application in stochastic homogenization.

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