Seminar: Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization Speaker: Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy Cornell University Title: Variational analysis with smooth substructure Time: Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 13:30 Place: Room 814, Amado Mathematics Building Abstract: Nonsmoothness arises naturally in many applications, but not pathologically so. On the contrary, nonsmooth problems often possess rich underlying structure waiting to be exploited. I will discuss examples of such structures, focusing, in particular, on stratifications (Tame Variational Analysis) and partial smoothness. Remark: Please note unusual time. Hamel's lecture will take place at 14:30 as previously announced. --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Simeon Reich <sreich@techunix.technion.ac.il>