Department of Mathematics Presents Laure Saint-Raymond
ATTENTION: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the Fall semester.
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The Michigan State University Department of Mathematics Presents
The Richard E. Phillips Distinguished Lecture Series
Times and locations will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.
Simple examples from kinetic theory can illuminate the origin of some properties that seem to be hard-wired into continuum approximations. One of these is the increase of disorder in physical systems; milk and water, once allowed to mix, will never spontaneously separate. The first talk will explain why.
Laure Saint-Raymond has obtained major results concerning the asymptotic theory of the Boltzmann equation in kinetic theory of gases, and studied problems of scale separation in the context of geophysical flows. She is currently Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. She was awarded the Prize of the European Mathematical Society in 2008, the Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize of the AMS in 2009, the Fermat Prize in 2015, the Bôcher Memorial Prize of the AMS in 2019, and is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europaea, and the European Academy of Sciences.