Vincent Lafforgue

Vincent Lafforgue (born c. 1974) is a French mathematician. He is a "Directeur de Recherches" at the Institute Fourier in Grenoble. Lafforgue was awarded the 2000 EMS Prize for his contribution to the K-theory of operator algebras: the proof of the Baum–Connes conjecture for discrete co-compact subgroups of ${\displaystyle SL(3,\mathbb {R} )}$,${\displaystyle SL(3,\mathbb {C} )}$, ${\displaystyle SL(3,\mathbb {Q} _{p})}$ and some other locally compact group (and of more general objects).