Jean-Michel Bismut

Jean-Michel Bismut isProfessor of Mathematics at Universite Paris-Sud (Orsay) and a member of the Academie des Sciences. Starting with a background in probability, he has worked extensively on index theory. With Gillet, Soule, and Lebeau, he contributed to the proof of a theorem of Riemann Roch Grothendieck in Arakelov geometry. More recently, he has developed a theory of the hypoelliptic Laplacian, a family of operators that deforms the classical Laplacian, and provides a link between spectral...See more