Cédric Villani is a French mathematician, winner of the 2010 Fields Medal and 2014 laureate of the Joseph L. Doob Prize. He is currently professor at the University of Lyon and was guest professor at the universities of Berkeley, Princeton and Georgia Tech. Villani held the post of Director of the Sorbonne University's Institut Henri Poincaré from 2009 to 2017, from which he resigned when he was elected to the French National Assembly as deputy of the Essonne. In the National Assembly, he sits on the Laws Committee and chairs the French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices. Villani has always been involved in the relationship between science and society. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He has lectured in more than 70 countries, published several books including the best-seller "Living Theorem" translated into 12 languages. He has participated in several scientific councils for public institutions - such as the European Commission - or private institutions (Scientific Council of Orange, EDF, Atos and BCG). Villani is a former student of the École normale supérieure Ulm with a PhD in mathematics. He is an honorary doctor of several universities including HEC Paris. He is Knight of the Legion of Honour (France) and Vice-President of the EuropaNova think-tank.
Position: Member of the French Parliament