Of triangles, gases, prices, and men
- Where: University of Washington, PIMS Colloquium, Guggenheim 220
- When: Monday May 1st @ 16h.
The surprising encounter of three fields of research, namely non Euclidean geometry, statistical physics and mathematical economy, and a reflection on the human drivers behind mathematical research.
Cédric Villani is the director of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris and a professor of mathematics at the Université de Lyon. His work on partial differential equations and various topics in mathematical physics has been honored by a number of awards, including the Fermat Prize and the Henri Poincaré Prize. He received the Fields Medal in 2010 for results concerning Landau damping and the Boltzmann equation.