Event Detail

Event Type: 
Analysis Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Kidder 356

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Graduate Student
Abstract: 

We give a probabilistic proof of Dvoretzky's theorem, showing that high dimensional convex bodies contain almost Euclidean cross-sections. The approach utilizes a concentration of measure-type inequality due to C. Borell. Other applications of the concentration of measure phenomenon will be discussed.