Laure Saint-Raymond as well as Ngo Bao Chau, Peter Sarnak and Ya-xiang Yuan have just been elected honorary members of the London Mathematical Society.
Laure Saint-Raymond’s work focuses mainly on the asymptotic analysis of systems of partial differential equations, in particular those governing the dynamics of gases, plasmas or fluids. In particular, she has made fundamental contributions to Hilbert’s sixth problem on the axiomatization of mechanics, by showing that there is a continuous transition between the models of non-equilibrium statistical physics and the equations of fluid mechanics, and more recently she has studied the validity of these statistical models based on Newtonian mechanics. She is working in parallel on models in fluid mechanics that describe ocean currents.
She has received numerous international awards.
In September, Laure Saint-Raymond will join IHES as a permanent professor.
Read here the official announcement made by the London Mathematical Society.