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Long-time behaviour of entropic interpolations


In this article we investigate entropic interpolations. These measure valued curves describe the optimal solutions of the Schrödinger problem [Sch31], which is the problem of finding the most likely evolution of a system of independent Brownian particles conditionally to observations. It is well known that in the short time limit entropic interpolations converge to the McCann-geodesics of optimal transport. Here we focus on the long-time behaviour, proving in particular asymptotic results for the entropic cost and establishing the convergence of entropic interpolations towards the heat equation, which is the gradient flow of the entropy according to the Otto calculus interpretation. Explicit rates are also given assuming the Bakry-Émery curvature-dimension condition. In this respect, one of the main novelties of our work is that we are able to control the long time behavior of entropic interpolations assuming the CD(0, n) condition only.
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hal-02898293 , version 1 (13-07-2020)
hal-02898293 , version 2 (06-07-2021)



Gauthier Clerc, Giovanni Conforti, Ivan Gentil. Long-time behaviour of entropic interpolations. Potential Analysis, 2022, ⟨10.1007/s11118-021-09961-w⟩. ⟨hal-02898293v2⟩
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