= 1. Along the argument, we prove Mosco- and I-convergence results for discrete energy functionals, which are of independent interest for convergence of equivalent gradient flow structures in Hilbert spaces. The second part investigates L2-Wasserstein flows on metric graph. The starting point is a Benamou-Brenier formula for the L2-Wasserstein distance, which is proved via a regularisation scheme for solutions of the continuity equation, adapted to the peculiar geometric structure of metric graphs. Based on those results, we show that the L2-Wasserstein space over a metric graph admits a gradient flow which may be identified as a solution of a Fokker-Planck equation. In the third part, we focus again on the discrete gradient flows, already encountered in the first part. We propose a variational structure which extends the gradient flow structure to Markov chains violating the detailed-balance conditions. Using this structure, we characterise contraction estimates for the discrete heat flow in terms of convexity of corresponding path-dependent energy functionals. In addition, we use this approach to derive several functional inequalities for said functionals.}, author = {Forkert, Dominik L}, issn = {2663-337X}, pages = {154}, publisher = {IST Austria}, title = {{Gradient flows in spaces of probability measures for finite-volume schemes, metric graphs and non-reversible Markov chains}}, doi = {10.15479/AT:ISTA:7629}, year = {2020}, } @article{6358, abstract = {We study dynamical optimal transport metrics between density matricesassociated to symmetric Dirichlet forms on finite-dimensional C∗-algebras. Our settingcovers arbitrary skew-derivations and it provides a unified framework that simultaneously generalizes recently constructed transport metrics for Markov chains, Lindblad equations, and the Fermi Ornstein–Uhlenbeck semigroup. We develop a non-nommutative differential calculus that allows us to obtain non-commutative Ricci curvature bounds, logarithmic Sobolev inequalities, transport-entropy inequalities, andspectral gap estimates.}, author = {Carlen, Eric A. and Maas, Jan}, issn = {15729613}, journal = {Journal of Statistical Physics}, number = {2}, pages = {319--378}, publisher = {Springer Nature}, title = {{Non-commutative calculus, optimal transport and functional inequalities in dissipative quantum systems}}, doi = {10.1007/s10955-019-02434-w}, volume = {178}, year = {2020}, } @article{7388, abstract = {We give a Wong-Zakai type characterisation of the solutions of quasilinear heat equations driven by space-time white noise in 1 + 1 dimensions. In order to show that the renormalisation counterterms are local in the solution, a careful arrangement of a few hundred terms is required. The main tool in this computation is a general ‘integration by parts’ formula that provides a number of linear identities for the renormalisation constants.}, author = {Gerencser, Mate}, issn = {0294-1449}, journal = {Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré C, Analyse non linéaire}, publisher = {Elsevier}, title = {{Nondivergence form quasilinear heat equations driven by space-time white noise}}, doi = {10.1016/j.anihpc.2020.01.003}, year = {2020}, } @inbook{74, abstract = {We study the Gromov waist in the sense of t-neighborhoods for measures in the Euclidean space, motivated by the famous theorem of Gromov about the waist of radially symmetric Gaussian measures. In particular, it turns our possible to extend Gromov’s original result to the case of not necessarily radially symmetric Gaussian measure. We also provide examples of measures having no t-neighborhood waist property, including a rather wide class of compactly supported radially symmetric measures and their maps into the Euclidean space of dimension at least 2. We use a simpler form of Gromov’s pancake argument to produce some estimates of t-neighborhoods of (weighted) volume-critical submanifolds in the spirit of the waist theorems, including neighborhoods of algebraic manifolds in the complex projective space. In the appendix of this paper we provide for reader’s convenience a more detailed explanation of the Caffarelli theorem that we use to handle not necessarily radially symmetric Gaussian measures.}, author = {Akopyan, Arseniy and Karasev, Roman}, booktitle = {Geometric Aspects of Functional Analysis}, editor = {Klartag, Bo'az and Milman, Emanuel}, isbn = {9783030360191}, issn = {16179692}, pages = {1--27}, publisher = {Springer Nature}, title = {{Gromov's waist of non-radial Gaussian measures and radial non-Gaussian measures}}, doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-36020-7_1}, volume = {2256}, year = {2020}, }