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Laure Saint-Raymond
French mathematician

Laure Saint-Raymond

Laure Saint-Raymond
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Intro French mathematician
Is Mathematician Professor Educator
From France
Field Academia Mathematics
Gender female
Birth 4 August 1975, Paris, France
Age 47 years
Star sign Leo
École normale supérieure
Lycée Henri-IV
University of Paris VI: Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University
Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics 2009
Pius XI Medal  
Fermat Prize 2015
Knight of the Legion of Honour  
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Laure Saint-Raymond (born 1975) is a French mathematician, specializing in partial differential equations. She is a professor of mathematics at École normale supérieure in Lyon. In 2008 she received one of the ten prizes of the European Mathematical Society.


Laure Saint-Raymond studied in Paris, entering École Normale Supérieure in 1994. In 2000 she finished her Ph.D. at Paris Diderot University, under the supervision of François Golse. Then she worked for two years for the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and was named in 2002 full professor of mathematics at Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University at the age of 27. She has been vice-head of the department of mathematics at École Normale Supérieure, professor of mathematics at Harvard University and is now professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

She has won several prizes, including in 2008 one of the prestigious European Mathematical Society Prizes, for her work on the hydrodynamic limit of the Boltzmann equation related to Hilbert's sixth problem and on other topics like ocean dynamics. In 2011 she won the Irène Joliot-Curie Prize. Her results are being described as "a landmark in the subject".

Recently, with several coworkers, she has announced two further important results: "a rigorous derivation of the Boltzmann equation as the mesoscopic limit of systems of hard spheres, or Newtonian particles interacting via a short-range potential", and "a rigorous derivation of brownian motion as the hydrodynamic limit of systems of hard-spheres".

She gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014, in the "Partial Differential Equations" section.

She is the mother of six children.


  • 2003 : Louis Armand Prize of the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 : Claude-Antoine Peccot Award of Collège de France
  • 2004 : Pius XI Gold medal of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 : SIAG/APDE Prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (joint with François Golse)
  • 2006 : Prize of the City of Paris for Young Scientists (joint with Isabelle Gallagher)
  • 2008 : Prize of the European Mathematical Society
  • 2009 : Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics of the American Mathematical Society
  • 2011 : Irène Joliot-Curie Prize of the "Young Scientist Woman"
  • 2013 : Elected member of the French Academy of Sciences (on December 10, 2013)
  • 2015 : Fermat Prize by the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
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