Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
WALL EXCHANGE with Cédric Villani: The Hidden Beauty of Mathematics
918 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1L2
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
It has been said that mathematics is the poetry of science. Professor Cédric Villani will discuss the interface between mathematics and art, showing how both these disciplines seek to illuminate hidden beauty in the world.
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.
**Must arrive by 6:45 pm to be valid**