Interview with Prof. Benoît Perthame, speaker of the 8th Math Colloquium BCAM-UPV/EHU

Prof. Perthame is an internationally-renowned specialist in partial differential equations and a pioneer in the field of mathematical biology who will be the main speaker of the 8th Math Colloquium BCAM-UPV/EHU taking place on Wednesday, May 6th

Benoît Perthame was born in France on June 23rd, 1959. He studied mathematics at Ecole Normale Superieure and obtained his PhD from University Paris Dauphine in 1982, under the supervision of Pierre-Louis Leions. Currently, he is a professor at Pierre-et-Marie Curie University and at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions.

Prof. Perthame is an internationally-renowned specialist in partial differential equations and a pioneer in the field of mathematical biology. He has received numerous distinctions including the Blaise Pascal prize, the CNRS Silver Medal and the Inria Prize. He has also been elected a member of Academia Europaea, the French Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences.

On Wednesday, May 6th, he will be the main speaker at the 8th Math Colloquium organized by the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM and the University of the Basque Country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the talk will be streamed online and users will be welcome to join using the video conferencing tool Bb Collaborate.

Before his lecture on “Multiphase models of living tissues” we’ve had the chance to interview him and ask him about his scientific career, his research interests and his focus on the application of mathematics to real life problems.

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