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 …

Robert McCann *(The University of Toronto)*

We prove the agent’s choice will be a locally Lipschitz function of their type
in the subclass of principal-agent problems considered …

The second Kantorovich Initiative Retreat will take place on Thursday February 2nd, 2023 in Zillow Commons, 4th floor, Gates Center. This is in collaboration with UW Institute for Foundations in Machine Learning (IFML).

KI retreats are local one day conferences where KI members and their research groups get together to socialize and discuss potential collaborations.