6th Annual Fleming Lecture Series

With Dr. Cedric Villani

  • Professeur de l'Universite de Lyon

  • Directeur de l'Institut Henri Poincare

  • 2010 Fields Medal Recipient - The Fields Medal is the highest honor awarded to mathematicians under the age of 40, also known as the mathematicians' "Nobel Prize".

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Biosciences Auditorium

General Public Lecture 10:30am

On Particles, Stars & Eternity

  • What can we say on the stability of Solar systems, particle systems, galaxies, fluids, plasmas,... Will they remain stable forever or undergo catastrophes and can we predict that?  Are there common features, wide differences?  This is a long on-going story with many chapters.

Light Refreshments 2:30pm-3:00pm

Mathematics Lecture 3:00pm-4:00pm

When Planification and Statistical Mechanics Meet in the Non-Euclidean World

  • Putting together entrophy functionals and optimization in Monge-Kantorovich style has led to the solution of various problems of synthetic nonsmooth Riemannian geometry; recent advances shed a new light on calssical theories.

Reception 4:00pm

About the Fleming Lecture Series:

  • CMU Professor Emeritus Richard Fleming founded The Fleming​ Lecture Series upon his retirement in 2007.  The objective of the series is to bring speakers to CMU to present lectures on topics of general interest in mathematics or lectures of special interest to mathematics students and faculty.

Rob Wang | College of Science & Engineering | wang1rw@cmich.edu | 989-774-1198 https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/cst/math/Pages/Fleming-Lecture-Series.aspx
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