Professor Wendelin Werner is a French mathematician, currently professor at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and was awarded his PhD in 1993 by the University of Pierre and Marie Curie. After holding positions at CNRS in Paris and a post-doctoral stay at the University of Cambridge, he has been Professor of Mathematics at the Université Paris-Sud in Orsay from 1997 to 2013.

For his works in probability, at the interface between stochastics, analysis and mathematical physics, Professor Werner was awarded a number of awards including the Fermat Prize, the Loève Prize, and the Fields Medal in 2006. He is a member of the French, Berlin-Brandenburg, Leopoldina and Brazilian Academies of Sciences.