In noncommutative geometry, Connes's spectral distance is an extended metric on the state space of a C∗-algebra generalizing Kantorovich's dual formula of the Wasserstein distance of order 1 from optimal transport. It is expressed as a supremum. We present a dual formula – as an infimum – generalizing Beckmann's “dual of the dual” formulation of the Wasserstein distance. We then discuss some examples with matrix algebras, where such a dual formula may be useful to obtain upper bounds for the distance.

A dual formula for the spectral distance in noncommutative geometry

D'Andrea F.;Martinetti P.
2021

Abstract

In noncommutative geometry, Connes's spectral distance is an extended metric on the state space of a C∗-algebra generalizing Kantorovich's dual formula of the Wasserstein distance of order 1 from optimal transport. It is expressed as a supremum. We present a dual formula – as an infimum – generalizing Beckmann's “dual of the dual” formulation of the Wasserstein distance. We then discuss some examples with matrix algebras, where such a dual formula may be useful to obtain upper bounds for the distance.
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