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. His research also has an impact on mathematical physics, complex analysis and combinatorics. In addition, he makes significant contributions to statistical physics. He also works on the study of stochastic models such as 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. Along with Stanislav Smirnov, he is interested in self-avoiding random walks, which are central to understanding important questions in physics. They are used, for instance, in statistical mechanics, such as the simplified models of polymer chains.

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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)
Grand Prix Jacques Herbrand de l'Académie des Sciences (2017)

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