Laure Saint-Raymond

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Laure Saint-Raymond
Born (1975-08-04) August 4, 1975 (age 39)
Nationality France
Fields Mathematics
Institutions École Normale Supérieure
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
Paris Diderot University
Doctoral advisor François Golse
Notable awards EMS Prize (2008)
Satter Prize (2009)

Laure Saint-Raymond (born 1975) is a French mathematician, specializing in partial differential equations. She is a professor of mathematics at École Normale Supérieure. In 2008 she received one of the ten prizes of the European Mathematical Society.

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Laure Saint-Raymond studied in Paris, entering École Normale Supérieure in 1994. In 2000 she finished her Ph.D. at Paris Diderot University, under the supervision of François Golse. Then she worked for two years for the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and was named in 2002 full professor of mathematics at Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University at the age of 27. She is currently vice-head of the department of mathematics at École Normale Supérieure.

She has won several prizes, including in 2008 one of the prestigious European Mathematical Society Prizes, for her work on the hydrodynamic limit of the Boltzmann equation related to Hilbert's sixth problem and on other topics like ocean dynamics. Her results are being described as "a landmark in the subject".[1]

Recently, with several coworkers, she has announced two further important results : "a rigorous derivation of the Boltzmann equation as the mesoscopic limit of systems of hard spheres, or Newtonian particles interacting via a short-range potential",[2] and "a rigorous derivation of the brownian motion as the hydrodynamic limit of systems of hard-spheres".[3]

She gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014, in the "Partial Differential Equations" section.[4]

In a 2011 interview, she said that, in her case, at no moment did she ever felt that there were discriminations between men and women. She also feels it is important to encourage girls who wish to engage into a scientific career.[5]

She mentioned in another interview that she is the mother of six children.[6]

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