Cedric Villani

Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

Cedric Villani

Talk: Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

What goes on inside the mind of a rock-star mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? With a storyteller’s gift, Cédric Villani takes us on a mesmerizing journey as he wrestles with a new theorem that will win him the most coveted prize in mathematics. Along the way he encounters obstacles and setbacks, losses of faith and even brushes with madness. His story is one of courage and partnership, doubt and anxiety, elation and despair.

Cedric Villani

Cedric is a French mathematician working primarily on partial differential equations, Riemannian geometry and mathematical physics. He has received the Fields Medal.

Birth of a Theorem

Birth of a Theorem combines passion and imagination to take us on a fantastical adventure through the beautiful, mysterious world of mathematics.

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