Past Member

Cédric Villani

Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Mathematics

His main research interests are in kinetic theory (Boltzmann and Vlasov equations and their variants), and optimal transport and its applications, a field in which he wrote the two reference books: Topics in Optimal Transportation (2003); Optimal Transport, old and new (2008). More generally, he is fond of subjects which combine several (if not all) of the following themes:

  • Evolution partial differential equations
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Probability theory
  • Smooth and nonsmooth “metric” Riemannian geometry
  • Functional inequalities with geometric content.

CedricVillani.org. "Biography," (2017)

Fields Medalist, 2010

Dates at IAS

Member: Mathematics

1/20096/2009 Spring
Degrees
University of Paris Ph.D., 1998
Honors
Fields Medal 2010