interview with Villani in Science by Elisabeth Pain

Q&A: Why a top mathematician has joined Emmanuel Macron’s revolution By Elisabeth PainJun. 19, 2017 , 4:45 PM French President Emmanuel Macron has promised his country a revolution—and after a comfortable victory in the parliamentary elections, he is well-positioned to deliver. Macron’s brand-new centrist and reformist party, La République En Marche!, won 308 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly yesterday. Almost half of his delegates are women; most have never been active in politics. What the upset will mean for French science is unclear.…

Cédric Villani Elected to French National Assembly

  Cédric Villani, who won the Fields Medal in 2010, has been elected to the French National Assembly, receiving nearly 70% of the vote in a constituency south of Paris. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker.) Villani heads the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris, and is the recipient of the Prize of the European Mathematical Society (2008), the Fermat Prize (2009), the Henri Poincaré Prize (2009), the AMS’s Joseph L. Doob Prize (2014, for Optimal Transport: Old and New), and was the 2013 AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs Lecturer. See an interview with Villani in Science by…

Some published posts about Maryam Mirzakhani

AMS: Maryam Mirzakhani is known for her work on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces.  Some of her most cited work looks at the moduli space of a genus gg Riemann surface with nn geodesic boundary components.  In two of her papers, she computes the volume of these moduli spaces, with respect to the Weil-Petersson metric (see below).  In another, she provides a means for counting the number of simple closed geodesics of length at most LL. Mirzakhani is also known for her work on billiards (see the review of her paper with Eskin and Mohammadi…

Great Thanks!

as well as to each participant. Your presence and talks were the most wonderful gift showing so many lively facets of mathematics and physics displaying the vitality of NCG! The whole three weeks were a pleasure due to the wonderful hospitality of our hosts, Xiaoman Chen, Guoliang Yu and Yi-Jun Yao. It is great that the many talks of the three workshops have been recorded in video which will be put online after being edited into appropriate format and upon approval of each speaker. For now…

Author “shocked” after top math journal retracts paper

One of the world’s most prestigious mathematics journals has issued what appears to be its first retraction. The Annals of Mathematics recently withdrew a 2001 paper exploring the properties of certain symmetrical spaces. What prompted this retraction? And why did it occur 16 years after the paper was published? The complete story here

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