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Viviane Baladi

Viviane Baladi (born 23 May 1963) is a mathematician who works as a director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in France. Originally Swiss, she has become a naturalized citizen of France.[1] Her research concerns dynamical systems.

Education and career

Baladi earned master’s degrees in mathematics and computer science in 1986 from the University of Geneva.[1] She stayed in Geneva for her doctoral studies, finishing a Ph.D. in 1989 under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Eckmann, with a dissertation concerning the zeta functions of dynamical systems.[2]

She worked at CNRS beginning in 1990, with a leave of absence from 1993 to 1999 when she taught at ETH Zurich and the University of Geneva. She also spent a year as a professor at the University of Copenhagen in 2012–2013.[1]


She is the author of the book Positive Transfer Operators and Decay of Correlation (Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics 16, World Scientific, 2000)[3] and of Dynamical Zeta Functions and Dynamical Determinants for Hyperbolic Maps: A Functional Approach (Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete 68, Springer, 2018).[4]


She was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014, speaking in the section on “Dynamical Systems and Ordinary Differential Equations”.[5] She became a member of the Academia Europaea in 2018.[6] Baladi was awarded the CNRS Silver Medal in 2019.[7]


  1. Jump up to:a b c Curriculum vitae: Viviane BaladiCentre national de la recherche scientifique, retrieved 2015-10-14.
  2. ^ Viviane Baladi at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  3. ^ Review of Positive Transfer Operators and Decay of Correlation by Jérôme Buzzi (2001), MR1793194.
  4. ^ Reviews of Dynamical Zeta Functions and Dynamical Determinants for Hyperbolic Maps: Claudio Bonanno, MR3837132; Kazuhiro Sakai, Zbl 1405.37001
  5. ^ ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897International Mathematical Union, retrieved 2015-10-01.
  6. ^ List of members, Academia Europaea, retrieved 2020-10-02
  7. ^ Médaille d’argent du CNRS, 26 January 2023

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