May 29, 2023 to June 2, 2023
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse
Europe/Paris timezone

Liran Rotem: A Brunn-Minkowski inequality for the KL-divergence

May 31, 2023, 4:10 PM
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse

Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse

Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse 118, route de Narbonne - Bat. 1R3 F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9


Liran Rotem


It is well known that there are curious analogies between convex geometry and information theory. In particular, inequalities about entropy of random variables correspond to Brunn—Minkowski type inequalities about volumes of convex bodies.

In this talk we will discuss displacement concavity of entropy-like functionals, i.e. concavity with respect to geodesics in Wasserstein space. We will mention known results which are analogous to (and even imply) the standard Brunn—Minkowski inequality and Borell’s theorem on log-concave measures. We will then explain how such inequalities can improve when the involved measures are centrally symmetric, and present a new inequality which corresponds to the newly discovered dimensional Gaussian Brunn—Minkowski inequality.

Based on joint work with Gautam Aishwarya

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