SIGMAopt Seminar

4:00 pm

Thursday, 22nd Mar 2012

V205, Mathematics Building

Laureate Prof Jon Borwein

(CARMA, The University of Newcastle)

Selection theorems in optimization

Selection theorems assert that one can pick a well behaved function from a corresponding multifunction. They play a very important role in modern optimization theory. I will survey their structure and some applications before sketching some important open research problems.