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    Sylvia Serfaty, Paris 6 and Courant. Sylvia Serfaty is a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute and Paris 6. Upon completing her Ph.D. in Orsay under the direction of Professor Fabrice Bethuel in 1999, Prof. Serfaty spent time in Ecole Normal Cachan before coming to Courant in 2001, where she is now a global distinguished professor. She joined the faculty in Paris-6 in 2009. She has been awarded a Sloan Fellowship (2003), the European Mathematical Society Prize (2004), spoken at the ICM (2006), recently received the Henri Poincare Prize (2012) and last year received the French Academy of Sciences Prize. She is regarded as an expert in the area of partial differential equations and mathematical physics, and has made significant contributions to the theory of Ginzburg-Landau vortex theory. See for instance her works "Vortices in the magnetic Ginzburg-Landau model" with E. Sandier from 2008, "Néel and cross-tie wall energies for planar micromagnetic configurations. A tribute to J. L. Lions" with F. Alouges and T. Riviere from 2004 and "A deterministic-control-based approach to motion by curvature" with R. Kohn from 2006.

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