- Pierre-Louis Lions
name = Pierre-Louis Lions
caption = Pierre-Louis Lions
birth_date = Birth date and age|1956|8|11
nationality = French
work_institutions = University of Paris-Dauphine
known_for = Nonlinear
partial differential equations
Pierre-Louis Lions (born
August 11 1956) is a French mathematician. His parents were Jacques-Louis Lions, a mathematician and professor at the University of Nancy, and Andrée Olivier, his wife. He received his doctorate from the University of Pierre and Marie Curiein 1979.
He studies the theory of nonlinear
partial differential equations, and received the Fields Medalfor his mathematical work in 1994 while working at the University of Paris-Dauphine. Lions was the first to give a complete solution to the Boltzmann equationwith proof. Other awards Lions received include the IBM Prize in 1987 and the Philip Morris Prize in 1991. He is a doctor honoris causa of Heriot-Watt University( Edinburgh) and of the City University of Hong-Kong. Currently, he holds the position of Professor of " Partial differential equationsand their applications" at the prestigious College de Francein Paris as well as a position at Ecole Polytechnique.
In the paper "Viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations", written with
Michael Crandall, he introduced the notion of viscosity solutions. This has had a great effect on the theory of partial differential equations.
* [http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/equ_der/p1053331317104.htm College de France] his resume at the College de France website (in French)
SHORT DESCRIPTION= French mathematician and Fields Medalist
DATE OF BIRTH=
August 11, 1956
PLACE OF BIRTH= France
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