Les Amis de l’IHES helps to promote the cutting edge research carried out at IHES as widely as possible. They organise conferences aimed at a broad audience, to introduce current research projects and organise cultural events of a scientific nature.
Les Amis de l’IHES is an association which was created on 8 October 1998 to coincide with the Institute’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Louis Michel was Chairman until he passed away on 30 December 1999; he was succeeded by Marcel Berger, former IHES Director, and by Jean-Marc Deshouillers, professor at the University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2. Since May 2009, the association has been chaired by Valentin Poénaru who was professor at the Paris-Sud University (Orsay) before retiring.
Using a simple mathematical model, Laure Saint-Raymond (ENS Lyon) will explain why disorder increases.
The association “Les Amis de l’IHES” will organise a conference on 22 November at 5pm, in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre.
Laure Saint-Raymond (ENS Lyon) will give a talk titled:
“Disorder is almost certain”
Abstract : Using a simple mathematical model, we will explain why disorder increases. We will thus show that the Second Principle of thermodynamics is a consequence of the law of large numbers.
The talk will be followed by a musical interlude. Chenyi Cao will play piano pieces by J.S. Bach, F. Schubert, et S. Rachmaninov.
Please note that the talk will be in French.
Contact : Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)
Free entrance upon registration: email@example.com