Wendelin Werner
Wendelin Werner  

Wendelin Werner at the ENS at Lyon


Born 
Cologne, West Germany 
23 September 1968
Nationality  French 
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  ETH Zurich 
Alma mater 
École Normale Supérieure Université PierreetMarieCurie 
Thesis  Quelques propriétés du mouvement brownien plan (1993) 
Doctoral advisor  JeanFrançois 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 Germanborn French mathematician working on random processes such as selfavoiding random walks, Brownian motion, 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 "for his contributions to the development of stochastic Loewner evolution, the geometry of twodimensional Brownian motion, and conformal field theory". He is professor at ETH Zürich.
Biography
Werner became a French national in 1977. After a classe préparatoire at Lycée Hoche in Versailles, he studied at École Normale Supérieure from 1987 to 1991. His 1993 doctorate was written at the Université PierreetMarieCurie and supervised by JeanFrançois 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 twoyear Leibniz Fellowship, at the University of Cambridge. He has been Professor at the University of ParisSud in Orsay from 1997 to 2013 (and has also been teaching at the École Normale Supérieure from 2005 to 2013).
Awards and honors
He has received other awards, including the Fermat Prize in 2001, the Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand of the French Academy of Sciences in 2003, 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 is also member of other academies of sciences, including the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the BerlinBrandenburg Academy of Sciences and is an honorary fellow of Gonville and Caius College.
Miscellaneous
He also had a part in the 1982 French film La Passante du SansSouci.
References
 ^ Rollo Davidson Trust
External links
 O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Wendelin Werner", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
 Wendelin Werner at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 Page at ETH
 Citation for 2006 Pólya Prize
 Wendelin Werner, 2006 Fields Medal Winner CNRS press release
 BBC story
 La Passante du SansSouci on imdb.org
 Wendelin Werner filmography on imdb.org
 1968 births
 20thcentury mathematicians
 21stcentury mathematicians
 École Normale Supérieure alumni
 ETH Zurich faculty
 French mathematicians
 Fields Medalists
 French National Centre for Scientific Research
 French people of GermanJewish descent
 German emigrants to France
 Living people
 Lycée Hoche alumni
 Members of the French Academy of Sciences
 Probability theorists