CÉDRIC VILLANI, AN UNRIVALLED MATHEMATICIAN
Créative France is a story, but it's also about the men and women who expand the very foundations of human knowledge. Creative scholars like the mathematician Cédric Villani, who focuses on the equations that underpin our society.
It’s the story of Cédric Villani, an unrivalled mathematician whose unusual and anachronistic look sets him apart. His work on finding answers to the right questions has helped to boost the French economy and continues to contribute to its buoyancy. This expert analyst and member of the French Academy of Sciences has helped to showcase the high level of French scientific expertise and brought the country international acclaim with his work, which has earned him the highest honour that can be bestowed on a mathematician: the Fields Medal. He continues to pursue research on the equations that underlie contemporary French society, and is also active in scientific communications campaigns designed to promote mathematics to the general public through conferences and regular appearances on scientific TV shows and festivals. It’s the story of a mathematician who has taken into account every factor that makes up the France equation.