More on Logarithmic sums of convex bodies

Stochastics Seminar
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Kent State University
We prove that the log-Brunn-Minkowski inequality (log-BMI) for the Lebesgue measure in dimension n would imply the log-BMI and, therefore, the B-conjecture for any even log-concave measure in dimension n. As a consequence, we prove the log-BMI and the B-conjecture for any even log-concave measure, in the plane. Moreover, we prove that the log-BMI reduces to the following: For each dimension n, there is a density f_n, which satisfies an integrability assumption, so that the log-BMI holds for parallelepipeds with parallel facets, for the density f_n. As byproduct of our methods, we study possible log-concavity of the function t -> |(K+_p\cdot e^tL)^{\circ}|, where p\geq 1 and K, L are symmetric convex bodies, which we are able to prove in some instances and as a further application, we confirm the variance conjecture in a special class of convex bodies. Finally, we establish a non-trivial dual form of the log-BMI.