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Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

A female mathematician in this strange universe

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat is a mathematician and physician. Her area of research is at the very frontier between mathematics and physics. She has created new mathematical methods that have provided a solid basis for the study of several physical theories: the theory of general relativity, relativistic hydrodynamics, non-abelian gauge theory, supergravity theory, etc.
• Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat is an exceptional mathematician, internationally recognised for creating new mathematical methods which have provided a solid basis for the study of several physical theories.
• Her researches cover a wide range of knowledge, from the first mathematical proof of the existence of solutions to Einstein's relativity theory of gravitation to a study of the conversion of electromagnetic waves into gravitational waves (or the inverse) in proximity to a black hole.

"As soon as my sense of reasoning awakened, I wanted to understand something of this strange universe where we live, and what human beings do with it — especially me. I have flirted with various areas of knowledge: natural sciences, physics, history, philosophy. Finally, I became I finally became a mathematician working on the problems created by physics.
As every scientist has found, any discovery — even a tiny one — is always a great joy, like discovering uncharted land."