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Cédric Villain

Université de Lyon & Institut Henri Poincaré

Cédric Villain is coordinator of the excellence laboratory CARMIN, federating all four national institutes of mathematics in France since 2011. Since 2009, he is director of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris at “House of Mathematics”. Before, Villain was professor and researcher at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2000-2009). In his work he focuses on genetic theory, optimal transports, partial differential equations in statistical mechanics and on mathematical physics.

Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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