Student Probability Seminar

Poincare and Logarithmic Sobolev Inequalities

Speaker: Max Fathi

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 202

Date: Friday, March 4, 2011, 4:30 p.m.


In this survey talk I shall present some applications of Poincare and logarithmic Sobolev inequalities to concentration of measure, as well as to the study of convergence to equilibrium for interacting spin systems, before presenting some methods to derive logarithmic Sobolev inequalities.