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2019/04/15 | Tips | Environment & Matter

Public Lecture by Fields Medalist Alessio Figalli

2018 Fields Medal winner Alessio Figalli will show the beauty and importance of mathematics through examples that have been most relevant to his research. The public event will take place on Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m. in the Aula of the Main Building at Hochschulstrasse 4.

"The beauty of nature and the art of problem-solving"

Although often not emphasized, mathematics is a discipline based on creativity. This creativity allows mathematicians to derive models and formulas that allow them to describe and ultimately understand nature. In his talk, Alessio Figalli will show the beauty and importance of mathematics and describe the theory of optimal transport and its relation to the study of crystals and clouds. 

Alessio Figalli

The 35-year-old Alessio Figalli is a mathematics professor at ETH Zurich. On August 1, 2018, the Italian citizen was awarded the Fields Medal for his contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its application to partial differential equations, metric geometry and probability. The Fields Medal is the most prestigious award in the field of mathematics. 

More about Alessio Figalli

Public Lecture by Fields Medalist Alessio Figalli

"The beauty of nature and the art of problem-solving" 

Monday, April 15, 2019, 6 p.m. 
University of Bern, Main Building, Aula 
Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern

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Day of Italian Research in the World

The public lecture will take place on the occasion of the second edition of the Day of Italian Research in the World, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Switzerland, of the Faculty of Science of the University of Bern and of the Società degli Accademici Italiani in Svizzera (SAIS).