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[Video] Of Triangles, Gases, Prices and Men

Cédric Villani, Institut Henri Poincaré & Université de Lyon
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
GUG 220
Colloquium poster: Cédric Villani

Of Triangles, Gases, Prices and Men: 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.

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