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Wendelin Werner, Fields medal winner 2006

Wendelin Werner works in the area of self-avoiding random walks, Schramm-Loewner evolution, and related theories in probability theory and mathematical physics.

He studied at the École Normale Supérieure from 1987 to 1991 and his 1993 doctorate was awarded at Pierre and Marie Curie University and supervised by Jean-François Le Gall. Wendelin Werner was a research officer at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) from 1991 to 1997, during which time he also held a two-year Leibniz Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.

He has also received the Fermat Prize in 2001, the Loève Prize in 2005, and the 2006 SIAM George Pólya Prize with his collaborators Gregory Lawler and Oded Schramm. He became a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 2008