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Cedric Villani, elected to the Academy of Science

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Cédric Villani, new member of the French Academy of Sciences

Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (CNRS/UPMC) and professor of mathematics at the University of Lyon 1, Cédric Villani was elected member of the French Academy of Sciences on December 10, 2013.

The mathematician's main research centered on kinetic theory and statistical fluid mechanics and he distinguished himself for opening new avenues in three areas of mathematics.
Winner of the Fields Medal in 2010, his research ranged from analysis, probability, statistical physics and differential geometry. He was rewarded for his work in kinetic theory of the Boltzmann equation and in optimal transport.

The French Academy of Sciences brings together French and foreign scholars selected among the most prominent. Independent, it encourages scientific life and contribute to the progress of science and its applications. It now has 262 members and 132 foreign associates and 98 correspondents working in the common goal of promoting science education, impart knowledge, promote international collaboration, and to ensure the role of expertise and advice.


For more information:

Fields Medals 2010Nouvelle fenêtre

Sciences à cœur : des particules, des étoiles et des probabilitésNouvelle fenêtre (in French)