IST Lecture: Cédric Villani

Of Triangles, Gases, Prices and Men

On November 6, Cedric Villani will give an IST lecture titled "Of triangles, gases, prices and men". Villani is Professor at the University of Lyon, and has been Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (CNRS/UPMC) in Paris since 2009. Villani has received various awards, including the Fields Medal in 2010, and has been involved in the popularization of mathematics. As a specialist in mathematical analysis, Villani has performed most of his research on statistical mechanics and the theory of optimal transport. He participated in the discovery of unexpected links between Boltzmann's famous notion and entropy, the Monge-Kantorovich theory of transporting at least cost, and the curvature in non-Euclidean geometry. In his IST Lecture, Cedric Villani will talk about this discovery, insisting on the human process of research.

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TRANSFER

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Regular IST shuttle #242: 16:12 from U4 Heiligenstadt/public bus stop (return from IST campus at :49 past every hour) – please show this flyer to the driver as ticket!

Special IST Lecture shuttle: 16:00 from TU Vienna, Resselgasse 1 (return from IST campus at 19:00) – register online!