On Wu’s Inequality and the Poisson-Föllmer Process.

Resumen:  In the discrete setting the Poisson distribution is a ubiquitous object, as the Gaussian distribution is in the Euclidean setting. In spite of that, it does not satisfy Gross’ log-Sobolev inequality. Nevertheless, Bobkov and Ledoux were able to prove that it satisfies a “modified” version of it, which was subsequently reinforced by Wu. In the first part of this talk we will exhibit a new stochastic proof of Wu’s modified log-Sobolev, via an entropy-minimizing process constructed by Klartag and Lehec, which we call the Poisson-Föllmer process. We will also see how this stochastic process gives a proxy to prove a stability result for Wu’s inequality.

In the second part of the talk, we will again use the Poisson-Föllmer process and the Malliavin calculus on the Poisson space to extend Wu’s inequality, via a transport proof, for ultra log-concave measures; i.e., discrete measures which are more log-concave than the Poisson distribution.

Date: May 15, 2024 at 16:15:00 h
Venue: Sala Multimedia CMM, Piso 6, Beaucheff 851 Edificio Norte.
Speaker: Pablo López Rivera
Affiliation: Université Paris Cité, Chile
Coordinator: Avelio Sepúlveda
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Posted on May 13, 2024 in Seminario de Probabilidades de Chile, Seminars