Clément Mouhot, professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Cambridge and member of King’s College, Cambridge, was the guest speaker of the IST Distinguished Lecture, held on December 16 at Técnico, within Newton’mas workshop.
The speaker expressed his “pleasure in paying tribute to Newton”. During his speech, professor Clément Mouhot, spoke about the Vlasov theory and Landau damping to explain his conclusions.
The controversial topics and difficulties around the kinetic theory were addressed by professor Clément Mouhot during his speech, as well as some details of the study of nonlinear Landau damping, carried out by himself and Cédric Villani, which resulted in the 2010 Fields medal.
The speaker concluded his speech saying: “Sometimes mathematics is also useful to obtain other visions regarding the controversial topics in physics, helping to show unexpected links such as Landau damping, KAM theory, echoes in a plasma, etc”.