Cedric Villani: The Hidden Beauty of Mathematics | Spring 2017 Wall Exchange


It has been said that mathematics is the poetry of science. Professor Cédric Villani discussed the interface between mathematics and art, showing how both these disciplines seek to illuminate hidden beauty in the world.

Cédric Villani visited Vancouver to deliver the spring 2017 Wall Exchange lecture. 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. Prof. Villani has received many mathematical awards, including the Fields Medal in 2010, often considered the most prestigious in mathematics.

The Wall Exchange lecture was co-sponsored by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.