Carsten Gräser (FU Berlin)

2013/07/12, 13:00

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Barbara Wohlmuth

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Barbara Wohlmuth

Urania Berlin, at the BMS Loft (3rd floor)

Solutions of optimization problems can be characterized nicely by variational equations if their associated functional is smooth. For nonsmooth functionals, variational inequalities provide a useful generalization while only requiring that part of the functional is differentiable.

After discussing the relation of minimization problems to variational inequalities, I will show how we can use the latter to extract some important features of such problems.