Mathematics and the Planet Earth: a Long Life Together II
- Date: 07/17/2013
Ivar Ekeland, Université Paris-Dauphine
IVAR EKELAND was director of PIMS for the period 2003-2008. He is
a former President of Université Paris-Dauphine, and held the Canada
Research Chair in Mathematical Economics at the University of British
Columbia until his retirement in 2011. He is the founding editor of the
“Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré-Analyse non linéaire” and is
currently Editor in Chief of “Mathematics and Financial Economics.” He
has also written numerous books and papers in mathematics, economics and
finance, and is also a regular contributor to the journal “Nature” as
well as to the magazine “Pour la Science.” He is a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada.
Ekeland's contributions to Mathematics include fundamental results in Convex and Non-linear Analysis, Control Theory, Hamiltonian Mechanics, Symplectic Geometry, Mathematical Economics and Finance.
University of British Columbia
This is a two-part lecture, investigating how our idea of the world has influenced the development of mathematics. In the first lecture on July 15, I will describe the situation up to the twentieth century, in the second one on July 17 I will follow up to the present time and the global challenges humanity and the planet are facing today.