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Breaking the Walls Between Economics, Physics, and Geometry : How Optimal Allocation of Resources and Entropy Meet in the Non-Euclidean World

Author: Falling Walls Foundation.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
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Entropy, a measure of disorder and complexity, is omnipresent in our lives, affecting disciplines like physics, statistics, biology, information transfer, and innovations like the discovery of atoms, the rise of computers, and many others. This video lecture from the 2011 Falling Walls Conference features Cedric Villani, one of the foremost pioneers in the study of this exquisitely interdisciplinary concept and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Named Person: Cédric Villani
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Falling Walls Foundation.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 829300042
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 12, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Part of the series Falling Walls Conference.
Credits: Features Cedric Villani.
Target Audience: 12 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (16 min.)) : sd., col.
Contents: Riemann Hypothesis and Curvature (4:51) --
Physicist Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906) (3:25) --
Mathematician Leonid Kantorovich (1912-1986) (3:19) --
Positive Curvature (4:17)
Other Titles: How Optimal Allocation of Resources and Entropy Meet in the Non-Euclidean World
Responsibility: Falling Walls Foundation.

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Entropy, a measure of disorder and complexity, is omnipresent in our lives, affecting disciplines like physics, statistics, biology, information transfer, and innovations like the discovery of atoms, the rise of computers, and many others. This video lecture from the 2011 Falling Walls Conference features Cedric Villani, one of the foremost pioneers in the study of this exquisitely interdisciplinary concept and recipient of the 2010 Fields Medal, considered the most prestigious international award in mathematics. Through entropy, Villani shows the link between the apparently unrelated theory of optimal transport and the concept of curvature, arising from non-Euclidean geometry and playing a key role in Einstein's theory of general relativity. This is a story where physics, economics, and geometry intertwine and lead to applications such as the improvement of efficiency in the transportation of goods.

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