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Birkhäuser - Mathematics | Birkhäuser editor receives EMS Price

Birkhäuser editor receives EMS Price

At the ECM 2008 in Amsterdam, Birkhäuser editor Cédric Villani was awarded one of the EMS Prizes (5000 Euros).

According to the laudatio, Cédric Villani has contributed to the theory of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, in particular in connection with the Boltzmann equation and the Landau equation in plasma physics. He proved the Cercignani conjecture and obtained with Desvillettes the first convergence result to a global gaussian equilibrium for the Boltzmann equation without any smallness assumption. [...] By his way of looking at problems Villani has inspired many.