SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

October 23, 2014
FIELDS MEDAL SYMPOSIUM
 
November 17-20, 2014
The Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
The many facets of entropy: Kinetic Theory, Optimal Transport,
Geometry
In honour of CÚdric Villani
The Symposium will be centered on the work of CÚdric Villani (Fields Medal 2010), and its current and potential impact.

The Program will focus on the many facets of entropy: kinetic theory, optimal transport, geometry, such as the role played by entropy in physical, geometric, and transport phenomena..

The scientific program is aimed at a wide audience, including graduate students, mathematicians in other research areas, and scientists who use mathematics in an important way. The Symposium will feature a public opening with lectures by CÚdric Villani and another renowned mathematician, as well as a special program for high school and undergraduate students. All events will be broadcast live online.

 


CONFIRMED SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS
  ORGANIZING COMMITTEE  
Roger-Dominique Bakry
Luis Caffarelli
Eric Carlen
Jeff Cheeger
Wilfrid Gangbo
Yan Guo
Michel Ledoux
Monika Ludwig
Nader Masmoudi
Assaf Naor
Felix Otto
Tristan Rivière
Laure Saint-Raymond
Karl-Theodor Sturm
Vladimir Sverak
Horng-Tzer Yau
Alessio Figalli
Robert McCann
Clement Mouhot
Neil Trudinger
   
 
 
Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

James Stewart, Prof Emeritus, McMaster University; textbook author, donor of the Fields Institute Library
Bronze Level Sponsors

Edward Bierstone, University of Toronto
George Elliott, Unviersity of Toronto
John R. Gardner
Dan Rosen, R2 Financial Technologies
Philip Siller, BroadRiver Asset Management, L.P.