Simple, yet powerful, mathematical ideas: this thought-provoking subject was approached by renowned French mathematician Etienne Ghys (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France).

Simple, yet powerful, mathematical ideas: this thought-provoking subject was approached by renowned French mathematician Etienne Ghys (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France) during the Opening Lecture at FGV’s School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp). The event was attended by undergraduate and Master’s in Mathematical Modeling students, in addition to the school’s faculty.

Ghys is a member of the Academy of Sciences of France and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and a special professor of the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA). He has received numerous awards throughout his career, such as the Silver Medal of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), the Clay Prize, and the d’Alembert prize of the French Mathematical Society for the dissemination of Mathematics.

The professor is currently the editor of online magazine ‘Images of Mathematics,’ supported by CNRS, and member of the Committee for the selection of winners of the Fields Medal, and the Scientific Committee of the International Summer School for young mathematicians. Ghys’ research is focused on the fields of Geometry, Topology, Dynamic Systems, and General Aspects of Mathematics

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