PIMS Math Seminar: Cédric Villani

  • Date: 05/03/2017
  • Time: 15:00
Cédric Villani, Institut Henri Poincaré

University of British Columbia


On the stability of classical mechanical systems, from planets to galaxies to fluids.


Stability of classical mechanical systems is very old problem, still very much under scrutiny nowadays. Some techniques can be applied transversally in different problems.



Cédric Villani is the Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré, France’s prime and oldest international institute for research in mathematical sciences. He has received many mathematical awards, including the Fields Medal in 2010, often considered the most prestigious in mathematics. Prof. Villani is a specialist of mathematical analysis applied to problems of statistical physics, geometry and probability. His books on gas theory and optimal transport theory have become classics.



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Earth Sciences Building: 1013

03 MAY 2017


PIMS - UBC Site Office

University of British Columbia

4176-2207 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4



Joing us for coffee and cookies prior to the talk from  2:45pm - 3:00pm : ESB 4133