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 Marseille-based researcher 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.
CIRM is keen to celebrate successful collaborations, such as this one, and is attached to the "pioneering" aspect of research that it clearly wishes 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. Note that age restrictions apply due to the fact that the position is within the French Public Service. Click here for more information.
Each semester is built around an ambitious 'scientific' programme of events, and a 'people' programme that provides additional financial support in order to invite scientists 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 eighth semester, the Chair has staged many fruitful events and is an excellent example of the strong collaboration linking CIRM with Aix-Marseille University and the City of Marseille (Ville de Marseille).
'Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems in their Interactions with Arithmetic and Combinatorics'
Mariusz LEMANCZYK (Chair) & Sébastien FERENCZI (Local project leader)
Watch an interview with M. Lemanczyk here
Mariusz Lemańczyk, Full Professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, is the 8th recipient of a Jean-Morlet Chair semester at CIRM. A regular visiting professor at many universities, including Aix-Marseille University, he is proposing in collaboration with Sébastien Ferenczi of I2M (Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille) and other co-organizers, a very rich programme of scientific activities around the topic of Ergodic theory in its connections with number theory and combinatorics. CIRM is very fortunate to receive Mariusz Lemańczyk from August 2016 till the end of January 2017.
This Chair is also lucky to have received funding from bodies such as the NSF, NSERC-CRSNG Canada Research Chairs, ESF, Conseil Général 13, Frumam, I2M, ENS Lyon, Centre Henri Lebesgue, Swiss doctoral programme in mathematics, Action Now and many other grants from ERC, ANR and GDR origins.