Sylvia Serfaty

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Sylvia Serfaty
Nationality French
Fields Mathematics
Institutions New York University
Alma mater Paris-Sud 11 University
Doctoral advisor Fabrice Bethuel
Notable awards

Sylvia Serfaty is a French mathematician. She won the 2004 EMS Prize for her contributions to the Ginzburg–Landau theory, she won the Henri Poincaré Prize in 2012, and she won the Mergier–Bourdeix Prize (fr) of the French Academy of Sciences in 2013.[1]

Serfaty earned her doctorate from Paris-Sud 11 University in 1999, under supervision of Fabrice Bethuel.[2] She then held a teaching position (agrégé préparateur) at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan. Since 2007 she holds a professorship at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of NYU.

Her research has largely concerned quantum vortexes in the Ginzburg–Landau theory. In 2007 she published a book on this subject with Étienne Sandier, Vortices in the Magnetic Ginzburg-Landau Model .[3]


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