An information-theoretic proof of Nash’s inequality

  • Giuseppe Toscani

    Università di Pavia, Italy


We show that an information-theoretic property of Shannon’s entropy power, known as concavity of entropy power [7], can be fruitfully employed to prove inequalities in sharp form. In particular, the concavity of entropy power implies the logarithmic Sobolev inequality, and the Nash’s inequality with the sharp constant.

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Giuseppe Toscani, An information-theoretic proof of Nash’s inequality. Atti Accad. Naz. Lincei Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 24 (2013), no. 1, pp. 83–93

DOI 10.4171/RLM/645