The Kantorovich Initiative is dedicated towards research and dissemination of modern mathematics of optimal transport towards a wide audience of researchers, students, industry, policy makers and the general public. To know more about optimal transport, check out the wiki created by students at UC Santa Barbara and maintained by Katy Craig. Contributions are welcome! https://otwiki.xyz

The group was convened by Young-Heon Kim (University of British Columbia), Soumik Pal (University of Washington) and Brendan Pass (University of Alberta), with support from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.

The Center for Advanced
Mathematics and the Pacific
Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are
organizing a Symposium on Optimal Transport and Applications at the *American University of Beirut* from *November 6-11, 2023*. Registration is now open. The event will include minicourses on the following topics

- Introductory course on Optimal Transport
*(Brendan Pass, University of Alberta)* - Numerical Methods in Optimal Transport
*(Quentin Mérigot, Paris-Saclay University)* - Stochastic Optimal Transport and Finance
*(Walter Schachermayer, University of Vienna)* - Optimal Transport in Physics and Cosmology
*(Yann Brenier, CNRS)*

In the fall term of 2023, Soumik Pal (UW) and Young-Heon Kim (UBC), will offer a graduate course on Optimal Transport

- Gradient Flows. This course is part of the PIMS Network Wide Graduate Courses program and will be accessible remotely. Students in the PIMS network of Universities will be able to register for credit through the Western Deans Agreement.

Robert McCann *(The University of Toronto)*

While Einstein’s theory of gravity is formulated in a smooth setting, the celebrated singularity theorems of Hawking and Penrose …

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