Dr. Cédric Villani Professeur de l’Université de Lyon
Directeur de l'Institut Henri Poincaré
2010 Fields Medal Recipient
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.
When Planification and Statistical Mechanics Meet in the Non–Euclidean World
Putting together entropy 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 classical theories.