By Vassili N. Kolokoltsov

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The main result connecting weak convergence with the Wasserstein metrics is as follows. 7. S /, then the following statements are equivalent: (i) Wp . n ; / ! 0 as n ! 1, (ii) n ! weakly as n ! dx/ ! g. Chapter 7 of Villani [314]. Remark 8. S / for all p. d; 1/ allows one to use Wasserstein metrics as an alternative way to metrize the weak topology of probability measures. In case p D 1 the celebrated Monge–Kantorovich theorem states that W1 . y/j Ä kx yk for all x; y, see [314] or [268]. We shall need also the Wasserstein distances between the distributions in the spaces of paths (curves) X W Œ0; T 7!

We shall prove only the simpler ﬁrst part. g. [20], [302] and references therein. 18) is a characteristic function, then it is inﬁnitely divisible (as its roots have the same form). u/ ! u/ for any u. By the Lévy theorem in order to conclude that is a characteristic function, one needs to show that is continuous at zero. ). 18) is called the characteristic exponent or Lévy exponent or Lévy symbol of (or of its distribution). 18) is called the drift vector and G is called the matrix of diffusion coefﬁcients.

V. (ii) Show that if a sequence of Rd -valued Gaussian random variables converges in distribution to a random variable, then the limiting random variable is again Gaussian. X; Y / is a R2 -valued Gaussian random variables, then X and Y are uncorrelated if and only if they are independent. 4 (Bochner’s criterion). A function W Rd 7! yj yk / j;kD1 for all real y1 ; : : : ; yd and all complex c1 ; : : : ; cd . 0 16 Chapter 1 Tools from probability and analysis Remark 2. To prove the “only if” part of Bochner’s theorem is easy.