The Jean-Morlet Chair initiative is a joint project carried by the Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM - under the authority of both CNRS and SMF), Aix-Marseille University and the City of Marseille. An official agreement was signed between the partners in 2013.
Each Chair is intended for an outstanding, innovative researcher from a non-French institution who will work closely with a Local project leader based at Aix-Marseille Université. The idea is not only for individuals to collaborate at an international level but also for this program to help develop strong synergies between laboratories, researchers, doctoral students both across borders and within the local mathematical sciences community at large.
Each Chair consists of an innovative Scientific Program of events, organized alongside a Program of invitations ('People') which brings financial support to these events and can draw international mathematicians to Luminy.
This initiative is an exciting opportunity to boost the international attractiveness of the Marseille Region and to enhance current trends or develop new ideas in the field of mathematical sciences.
Current Chair: Igor Shparlinski
Igor Shparlinski started his semester at CIRM in February 2014 and will be in residence till the end of July. He is working alongside local project leader David Kohel of I2M Lab in Marseille.
More information here.
The call for applications for the 1st semester 2016 is now CLOSED.
Good bye Boris and many thanks!
Boris Hasselblatt is ending his semester at CIRM at the end of April 2014. The activities he organized alongside other mathematicians among which local project leader, Serge Troubetzkoy, drew a very large audience to CIRM.
Joint publications and work on new books were also high on the agenda during his visit and substantial progress was made there. And to make this a very rounded semester, Hasselblatt was also able to take part in conferences, PhD defense boards and joint work in Austria, Britain, France and Germany.