PDE Seminar Abstracts

In this talk, we first give a brief introduction to the optimal transportation problem. Then we study the optimal transportation on the hemisphere with the cost function $c\left(x,y\right)={d}^{2}\left(x,y\right)\u22152$, where $d$ is the Riemannian distance of the round sphere. The potential function satisfies a Monge-Ampere type equation with a natural boundary condition. In this critical case, the hemisphere does not satisfy the $c$-convexity assumption. We obtain the a priori oblique derivative estimate, and in the special case of dimension two, we obtain the boundary ${C}^{2}$ estimate. Our proof does not require the smoothness of densities.

This is joint work with S.-Y. Alice Chang and Paul Yang.

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