Center for Mathematical Sciences Lectures Mallat Family Fund for Research in Mathematics invites you to a SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES to be presented by Prof. Michel Ledoux, University of Toulouse Second lecture: Wednesday March 14, 15:30, 232 Amado, Analysis and geometry of Markov diffusion operators part 1 Third lecture: Thursday March 15, 15:30, 232 Amado, Analysis and geometry of Markov diffusion operators part 2 For more details see: <http://www.math.technion.ac.il/cms/decade_2011-2020/year_2011-2012/Ledoux/> ABSTRACTS ARE ALSO HERE: Lecture #2: Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 at 15:30 Analysis and geometry of Markov diffusion operators part 1 In the framework of the first talk, at the interface between analysis, probability theory and geometry, these lectures will emphasize some old and new results in the analysis of diffusion Markov operators and semigroups via the so-called $\Gamma $-calculus. Functional and heat kernel inequalities, their geometric features and links with measure concentration will be parts of the developed topics. Lecture #3: Thursday, , 15 March, 2012 at 15:30 Analysis and geometry of Markov diffusion operators part 2 In the framework of the first talk, at the interface between analysis, probability theory and geometry, these lectures will emphasize some old and new results in the analysis of diffusion Markov operators and semigroups via the so-called $\Gamma $-calculus. Functional and heat kernel inequalities, their geometric features and links with measure concentration will be parts of the developed topics ========================= Eline Zehavi Center for Mathematical Sciences Department of Mathematics Technion <cms@math.technion.ac.il> T: 972-4-8294278 F: 972-4-8293388 --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Eline Zehavi <cms@math.technion.ac.il>