Inaugural Titchmarsh Lecture - Cedric Villani

10 March 2015
17:00
Cedric Villani
Abstract

Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures

Inaugural Titchmarsh Lecture

10.03.15

Cédric Villani

Birth of an Idea: A Mathematical Adventure 

What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Cédric Villani will describe how he encountered obstacles and setbacks, losses of faith and even brushes with madness as he wrestled with the theorem that culminated in him winning the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal. Cédric will sign copies of his book after the lecture.

5pm

Lecture Theatre 1, Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG

Please email villani@maths.ox.ac.uk to register

Cedric Villani is a Professor at the University of Lyon and Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré