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Fleming Lecture Series

Dr. Cedric Villani
Dr. Cedric Villani
  • Professeur de l'Universite de Lyon
  • Director de l'Institut Henri Poincare
  • 2010 Fields Medal Recipient
    • (The Fields Medal is the highest honor awarded to mathematicians under the age of 40, also known as the mathematicians' "Nobel Prize."
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Biosciences Auditorium, Room 1010

  • ​General Public Lecture - 10:30am

    • ​On Particles, Stars & Eternity
    • What can we say on the stability of Solar systems, particle systems, galaxies, fluids, plasmas,... Will they remain stable forever or undergo catastrophes and can we predict that?  Are there common features, wide differences?  This is a long on-going story with many chapters.
  • ​Light Refreshments 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    • ​Outside the Auditorium
  • ​Mathematics Lecture - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    • When Planification and Statistical Mechanics Meet in the Non-Euclidean World
    • ​Putting together entrophy functionals and optimization in Monge-Kantorovich style has led to the solution of various problems of synthetic nonsmooth Riemannian geometry; recent advances shed a new light on calssical theories.
  • ​Reception - 4:00pm