**CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics** 2009; 85 pp; softcover Number: 110 ISBN-10: 0-8218-4779-1 ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4779-4 List Price: US$29 Member Price: US$23.20 All Individuals: US$23.20 Order Code: CBMS/110
| The Malliavin calculus was developed to provide a probabilistic proof of Hörmander's hypoellipticity theorem. The theory has expanded to encompass other significant applications. The main application of the Malliavin calculus is to establish the regularity of the probability distribution of functionals of an underlying Gaussian process. In this way, one can prove the existence and smoothness of the density for solutions of various stochastic differential equations. More recently, applications of the Malliavin calculus in areas such as stochastic calculus for fractional Brownian motion, central limit theorems for multiple stochastic integrals, and mathematical finance have emerged. The first part of the book covers the basic results of the Malliavin calculus. The middle part establishes the existence and smoothness results that then lead to the proof of Hörmander's hypoellipticity theorem. The last part discusses the recent developments for Brownian motion, central limit theorems, and mathematical finance. A co-publication of the AMS and CBMS. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in probability, the Malliavin calculus, and stochastic partial differential equations. |