Laure Saint-Raymond, Boltzmann and the Bridge Between Two Worlds

Professor Laure Saint Raymond joined IHES last September. Her work mainly focuses on the asymptotic analysis of partial differential equations, particularly those governing gas, plasma, and fluid dynamics. Notably, she made important contributions towards solving Hilbert’s sixth problem, at the heart of which lies Boltzmann’s equation.

This video, produced by Philip Yam for the Simons Foundation, explains the essence of Ludwig Boltzmann’s work and its relation to Hilbert’s challenge, as well as to Laure Saint-Raymond’s work.