Cedric Villani#

Cedric Villani
Membership Number:3440
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2010 Professor of mathematics, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I
  • 2000 - 2010 Professor of mathematics, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • since 2009 Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP), Paris

Fields of Scholarship
  • Partial differential equations of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, in particular Boltzmann-like equations
  • Logarithmic Sobolev inequalities
  • Functional concentration of measure
  • Optimal transport
  • Qualitative properties of kinetic equations of granular media

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Legion of Honor
  • 2010 Fields Medal
  • 2009 Fermat Prize
  • 2009 Henri Poincaré Prize of the International Association of Mathematical Physics
  • 2009 Knight of the National Order of Merit
  • 2008 Prize of the European Mathematical Society
  • 2007 Jacques Herbrand Prize of the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Invited lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians
  • 2004 Harold Grad lecturer
  • 2003 Plenary lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematical Physics
  • 2003 Peccot-Vimont Prize and Cours Peccot of the Collège de France
  • 2001 Louis Armand Prize of the Academy of Sciences

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