Jean-Christophe Mourrat awarded Rollo Davidson Prize

Jean-Christophe Mourrat awarded Rollo Davidson Prize

Fri, 13/05/2016

Honors and awards

Mathematician in UMPA lab

Jean-Christophe Mourrat, research fellow at France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) within the ENS de Lyon’s Unit of Pure and Applied Mathematics (UMPA), has just been awarded the Rollo Davidson prize for his “significant new results in stochastic homogenization and in singular stochstic partial differential equations and associated scaling limits.”

The Rollo Davidson Trust at the University of Cambridge awards this prize each year to young and promising probabilists. It’s the most prestigious award a young researcher in this field can hope for.

Jean-Christophe Mourrat is the third researcher at the ENS de Lyon’s math lab to win this prize, after Alice Guionnet in 2003 and Grégory Miermont in 2009, a proof of the dynamism of our team of researchers in the field of probability.

Many physical phenomena, such as the diffusion of heat in a material, are mathematically represented through partial differential equations. The possible inhomogeneities of the material translate into random disruptions of the equations. Jean-Christophe Mourrat’s research aims to describe the impact of these random disruptions on the properties of the solutions of these equations.