Probability Colloqium
HUB; RUD 25; 1.115
Mathias Beiglböck (U Vienna)

Martingale Benamou-Brenier

In classical optimal transport, the contributions of Benamou-Brenier and Mc- Cann regarding the time-dependent version of the problem are cornerstones of the field and form the basis for a variety of applications in other mathematical areas.

Stretched Brownian motion provides an analogue for the martingale version of this problem. We provide a characterization in terms of gradients of convex functions, similar to the characterization of optimizers in the classical transport problem for quadratic distance cost.

Based on joint work with Julio Backhoff-Veraguas, Walter Schachermayer and Bertram Tschiderer.