# Fields medalist Prof. Dr. Wendelin Werner (ETH Zurich) will held John von Neumann Lecture

On 14 November, the renowned mathematician Prof. Dr. Wendelin Werner will be our guest. The fields medalist will give an insight into his award-winning research. The talk will take place at 16:30 in M5.

Wendelin Werner's focus is on probability theory. He has succeeded in developing methods that combine probability theory and the theory of conformal mappings. In this way, universal properties of random processes can be investigated. His research is often on the borderline between mathematics and physics. For example, he found a completely new geometric approach to understanding phase transitions in two-dimensional physical systems.

Wendelin Werner is professor at ETH Zurich since 2013. He was born in Cologne and is a French citizen since 1977. He has already received several awards for his groundbreaking work: He was awarded the Fields Medal at the International Mathematics Congress in Madrid in 2006. In 2016, the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation honored him with the Heinz Gumin Prize, the highest endowed award for mathematicians in Germany.

The John von Neumann Lecture is held once a semester by renowned scientists. The series honors the memory of the mathematician John von Neumann, who symbolizes the various interactions between different fields of mathematics and application.