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A differential perspective on gradient flows on CAT(0) spaces and applications

Francesco Nobili
Institution: 
SISSA
Schedule: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 16:00
Location: 
Online
Location: 
Zoom Meeting
Abstract: 

In this seminar, we review the theory of Gradient Flows in the framework of convex and lower semicontinuous functionals on CAT(0)-spaces and prove that they can be characterized by the same differential inclusion $y_t'\in-\partial^-E(y_t)$ one uses in the smooth setting and more precisely that $y_t'$ selects the element of minimal norm in $-\partial^-E(y_t)$.

We then apply such result to the Korevaar-Schoen energy functional on the space of $L^2$ and CAT(0) valued maps. A definition of Laplacian is then derived and basic properties are then studied.

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