Hugo Duminil-Copin, Permanent Professor since 2016 - IHES
Hugo Duminil-Copin

Hugo Duminil-Copin, Mathematician

Permanent professor since 2016

Hugo Duminil-Copin is a probabilist. He works on statistical mechanics models such as percolation, the Ising model, the Potts model in 2 or 3 dimensions, random walks in random environments.

Hugo Duminil-Copin’s research has made considerable contributions to percolation theory, a branch of probability theory that is concerned with the behavior of connected clusters in random graphs.

In recent developments this year, Hugo Duminil-Copin has initiated a systematic study of height functions for two-dimensional models related to the six-vertex model. In particular, he developed techniques to determine whether the height function itself remains smooth or on the contrary becomes rougher and rougher at large scales.

His research also has an impact on mathematical physics, complex analysis, and combinatorics. In addition, he makes significant contributions to statistical physics. Hugo Duminil-Copin also works on the study of stochastic models such as random walks in random environments.

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Vacheron Constantin Prize (2012)
Rollo Davidson Prize, joint with Vincent Beffara (2012)
Oberwolfach Prize (2013)
Early Career Award of the International Association of Mathematical Physics (2015)
Prize of the European Mathematical Society (2016)
Prize "New Horizons in Mathematics" of the Breakthrough Fondation (2016)
Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability (2017)
Jacques Herbrand Prize (2017)
ERC Starting Grant "Critical Behavior of Lattice Models" (CriBLaM) (2017)
Invited speaker ICM Rio (2018)
Dobrushin Prize (2019)
Member of Academia Europea


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