Laurent Lafforgue, Mathematician

Permanent professor since 2000

Laurent Lafforgue works on the Langlands programme, a group of very deep conjectures which, within an arithmetic scope, link up harmonic analysis, Galois theory and algebraic geometry.

He has demonstrated one of these conjectures: the Langlands correspondence on the functions fields.

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Peccot Prize (1996)
CNRS Bronze Medal (1998)
Clay Research Award (2000)
Jacques Herbrand Prize (2001)
Fields Medal (2002)
Académie des Sciences de Paris member
Honorary doctor of University of Notre Dame

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