Wendelin Werner

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Wendelin Werner
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Wendelin Werner at the ENS at Lyon
Born (1968-09-23) 23 September 1968 (age 46)
Cologne, West Germany
Nationality French
Fields Mathematics
Institutions ETH Zurich
Alma mater Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie
École Normale Supérieure
Doctoral advisor Jean-François Le Gall
Notable awards Fields Medal (2006)
Pólya Prize (2006)
Loève Prize (2005)
Fermat Prize (2001)
EMS Prize (2000)
Davidson Prize (1998)

Wendelin Werner (born 23 September 1968) is a German-born French mathematician working in the area of self-avoiding random walks, Schramm-Loewner evolution, and related theories in probability theory and mathematical physics. In 2006, at the 25th International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, Spain he received the Fields Medal. He is currently professor at ETH Zürich.

Werner became a French national in 1977. After a classe préparatoire at Lycée Hoche, he studied at the École Normale Supérieure from 1987 to 1991. His 1993 doctorate was written at the Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie and supervised by Jean-François Le Gall. Werner was a research officer at the CNRS (National Center of Scientific Research, Centre national de la recherche scientifique) from 1991 to 1997, during which period he held a two-year Leibniz Fellowship, at the University of Cambridge. He has been Professor at the University of Paris-Sud in Orsay during 16 years, from 1997 to 2013 (and has also been teaching at the École Normale Supérieure from 2005 to 2013).

He has received other awards, including the Fermat Prize in 2001, the Loève Prize in 2005, and the 2006 SIAM George Pólya Prize with his collaborators Gregory Lawler and Oded Schramm. He was awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in 1998 and is a trustee of the Rollo Davidson Trust.[1] He became a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 2008.

He also had a part in the 1982 French film La Passante du Sans-Souci.

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