Presented by Oscar Bandtlow (Queen Mary University)
Abstract: In this talk, which should be accessible to a general audience, I will discuss the notion of epsilon-entropy and the related notion of n-widths introduced by Kolmogorov in the 1950s, as a measure of the complexity of compact sets in a metric space.
I will then discuss a new proof for a problem originally raised by Kolmogorov on the precise asymptotics of the epsilon-entropy of compact sets in spaces of holomorphic functions which relies on ideas from operator theory, complex analysis in several variables and puripotential theory.
This is joint work with Stephanie Nivoche (Nice).
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