THE JEAN-MORLET CHAIR
This Chair was named after Jean Morlet (1931-2007), a French geophysicist who pioneered work in the field of wavelet analysis and worked with Alex Grossman, among others, to develop what is now known as the 'Wavelet transform'. Both collaborated with scientists in Marseille and worked together on the Luminy Campus and at CIRM.
CIRM was keen to celebrate this successful collaboration and is attached to the 'pioneering' aspect of this research that we want to see maintained in the various semesters of the Chair.
Each semester of the Jean Morlet Chair is intended for an outstanding, innovative researcher from a non-French institution, working closely with a Local project leader based at Aix-Marseille Université.
The idea is not only for individuals to collaborate on new research but also for this international programme to be the place where strong synergies are developed between people, laboratories, established and young researchers, doctoral students etc. The chair is open to all areas of mathematical sciences and theoretical physics.
Each semester is built around an ambitious 'scientific' programme of events, and a 'people' programme that gives additional financial support in order to invite mathematicians from around the world to CIRM Luminy.
This initiative is an exciting opportunity to boost the international attractiveness of the mathematics taking place in the Marseille area and to enhance current trends or develop new ideas in all fields of mathematical sciences.
Now in its sixth semester, the Chair has staged many fruitful events and is an excellent example of the collaboration linking CIRM, which hosts and funds a big part of the events, with Aix-Marseille University, which provides the position and salary of the Chair holder, and the City of Marseille (Ville de Marseille) which has contributed funding for the programme of invitations.
NEW BOOK ABOUT A SEMESTER OF THE CHAIR
Jean-Morlet Chair 2016: the first semester will welcome Dipendra Prasad (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai) and Volker Heiermann (I2M Marseille)
The semester will be organized around the themes of 'Relative Aspects in Representation Theory, Langlands Functoriality and Automorphic Forms' and will present 5 scientific events between January and June 2016.
Semester 1, 2014 was held by Igor Shparlinski (UNSW) and David Kohel (AMU) and focused on 'Number Theory and its Applications to Cryptography'. The Proceedings to the main workshops will be available in 2016 under the title "Frobenius distributions: Lang-Trotter and Sato-Tate conjectures" (Editors: David Kohel and Igor Shparlinski), AMS Contemporary Mathematics, volume 663.
NEW PLAYLIST ON CIRM YOUTUBE CHANNEL
NEW INTERVIEW - FRANCOIS LALONDE
(Chairholder semester 6)
François Lalonde and Andrei Teleman held the Jean-Morlet Chair during the second semester 2015 and worked on "Moduli Spaces in Symplectic Topology and Gauge Theory". Here François Lalonde speaks about his background and achievements, as well as his collaborations and the programme of events that formed part of the semester in residence.