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Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften

Optimal Transport

Old and New

Authors: Villani, Cédric

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At the close of the 1980s, the independent contributions of Yann Brenier, Mike Cullen and John Mather launched a revolution in the venerable field of optimal transport founded by G. Monge in the 18th century, which has made breathtaking forays into various other domains of mathematics ever since. The author presents a broad overview of this area, supplying complete and self-contained proofs of all the fundamental results of the theory of optimal transport at the appropriate level of generality. Thus, the book encompasses the broad spectrum ranging from basic theory to the most recent research results.

PhD students or researchers can read the entire book without any prior knowledge of the field. A comprehensive bibliography with notes that extensively discuss the existing literature underlines the book’s value as a most welcome reference text on this subject.

 

About the authors

After attending the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Villani was admitted to the École normale supérieure in Paris and studied there from 1992 to 1996. He was later appointed assistant professor in the same school. He received his doctorate at Paris-Dauphine University in 1998, under the supervision of Pierre-Louis Lions, and became professor at the École normale supérieure de Lyon in 2000. He is now professor at Lyon University. He has been the director of Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris since 2009. 

Prizes:
2001: Louis Armand Prize of the Academy of Sciences
2003: Peccot-Vimont Prize and Cours Peccot of the Collège de France
2007: Jacques Herbrand Prize (French Academy of Sciences)
2008: Prize of the European Mathematical Society
2009: Henri Poincaré Prize
2009: Fermat Prize
2010: Fields Medal
2014: Joseph L. Doob Prize of the American Mathematical Society for his book [Optimal Transport: Old and New (Springer 2009)] 

Extra-academic distinctions:
2009: Knight of the National Order of Merit (France)
2011: Knight of the Legion of Honor (France)
2013: Member of the French Academy of Sciences 


Reviews

From the reviews:

"The book is aimed to old and new problems of optimal transport. … This meticulous work is based on very large bibliography … that is converted into a very valuable monograph that presents many statements and theorems written specifically for this approach, complete and self-contained proofs of the most important results, and extensive bibliographical notes." (Mihail Voicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1156, 2009)

“This book wins the challenge to give a new and broad perspective on the multifacet topic of the optimal mass transport. … Besides extensive and accurate references therein the reader will find comments on related questions barely touched upon in the main text as well as lively presentations on how ideas and results have developed. This book should prove useful both to the expert and to the beginner looking for a reference text on the subject.” (Dario Cordero Erausquin, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 f)

“The book is an in-depth, modern, clear exposition of the advanced theory of optimal transport, and it tries to put together in a unified way almost all the recent developments of the theory. … the book is extremely well written and very pleasant to read. … I strongly recommend this excellent book to every researcher or graduate student in the field of optimal transport. … of interest to many mathematicians in different areas, who are simply interested in having an overview of the subject.” (Alessio Figalli, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 47 (4), February, 2010)


Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Couplings and changes of variables

    Villani, Cédric

    Pages 5-20

  • Three examples of coupling techniques

    Villani, Cédric

    Pages 21-28

  • The founding fathers of optimal transport

    Villani, Cédric

    Pages 29-37

  • Basic properties

    Villani, Cédric

    Pages 43-49

  • Cyclical monotonicity and Kantorovich duality

    Villani, Cédric

    Pages 51-92

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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optimal Transport
Book Subtitle
Old and New
Authors
Series Title
Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften
Series Volume
338
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71050-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71050-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71049-3
Series ISSN
0072-7830
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 976
Topics