Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

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Steiner problems in optimal transport

Author: Jonathan Dahl
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 363 (2011), 1805-1819
MSC (2010): Primary 49Q20; Secondary 90C35, 49J10
Published electronically: November 17, 2010
MathSciNet review: 2746666
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Abstract: We study the Steiner problem of finding a minimal spanning network in the setting of a space of probability measures with metric defined by the cost of optimal transport between measures. The existence of a solution is shown for the Wasserstein space $ P_p(\mathcal{X})$ over any base space $ \mathcal{X}$ which is a separable, locally compact Hadamard space. Structural results are given for the case $ P_2(\mathbb{R}^n)$.

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Jonathan Dahl
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Address at time of publication: Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720

Received by editor(s): July 10, 2008
Published electronically: November 17, 2010
Additional Notes: The author would like to thank Chikako Mese for suggesting the problem and for many helpful discussions, as well as the referee for recommendations on an earlier draft.
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