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. His work focuses on the mathematical branch of statistical physics. He uses ideas from probability theory to study the critical behavior of various models on networks, such as the Ising, Potts, the self-avoiding walks and the percolation models. These mathematical objects describe a number of physical phenomena (such as magnetization, polymers, material porosity, etc.) by reframing them through random trajectories, sets or graphs.

By using new connections between these models and by developing a theory of dependent percolation, Hugo Duminil-Copin has obtained major results on these classical models and their phase transitions, thus improving our understanding of critical phenomena in statistical physics at equilibrium.

Hugo Duminil-Copin is the Principal Investigator of the ERC – Starting Grant “Critical behavior of lattice models” (CriBLam) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, under grant agreement #757296.

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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 Europaea
Fields Medal (2022)


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