 
Summary: Center for Mathematical Sciences Lectures
Mallat Family Fund for Research in Mathematics
invites you to a
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
to be presented by
1994 Fields Medalist
Professor PierreLouis Lions
Collége de France, Université Paris 9 "Dauphine"
and École Polytechnique
All lectures will take place at Auditorium 232
Amado Mathematics Building
Lecture I: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 15:30
Special Colloquium
Introduction on Mean Field Games
This talk will be a general presentation of Mean Field Games (MFG in short), a new class of
mathematical models and problems introduced and studied in collaboration with JeanMichel
Lasry. Roughly speaking, MFG are mathematical models that aim to describe the behavior of
a very large number of "agents" who optimize their decisions while taking into account and
interacting with the other agents. The derivation of MFG, which can be justified rigorously
from Nash equilibria for N players games, letting N go to infinity, leads to new nonlinear
