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Presidential Lecture Series - Virtual Event

AI + Algorithmics: A Sword for Progress or for Self-Destruction? with speaker Cédric Villani

This event takes place on Zoom.
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30

The American University of Paris invites you to a talk with Cédric Villani. The title will be announced soon. This talk is part of the Presidential Lecture Series "Technology and the Human Future" organized by the Office of the President and President Celeste Schenck. Each talk will take place virtually on Zoom.

Cédric Villani is a French mathematician, researcher and politician. He studied mathematics at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and has taught in Paris, Lyon, Atlanta, Berkeley, and Princeton. In 2009 he became head of the Henri Poincaré Institute, one of the oldest research institutes in the world in mathematics and theoretical physics. He has served as a member of the scientific boards of EDF, Orange and the Boston Consulting Group.

Villani has received several national and international prizes for his research, including the Fields Medal in 2010, for his work on Landau damping and the Boltzmann equation. His main research interests include kinetic theory (Boltzmann and Vlasov equations and their variants) and Optimal Transport and its applications, a topic about which he has written in Topics in Optimal Transportation (2003) and Optimal Transport, Old and New(2008). Villani belongs to the editorial boards of Inventiones Mathematicae, the Journal of Functional Analysis (JFA), the Journal of Mathematical Physics (JMP), and the Journal of Statistical Physics (JSP). He is vice-president of the pro-European think tank EuropaNova and president of Musaïques Association.

He has been a Member of Parliament for Essonne since June 2017 and sits on the Law Commission. He chairs the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST) of the National Assembly and the Senate in France.

Zoom links will be sent to participants the day before each event.


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