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 at an international level but also for this programme to help develop strong synergies between laboratories, researchers, doctoral students both across borders and within the local mathematical sciences community at large. The chair is open to all areas of mathematics.
Each Chair consists of an innovative Scientific programme of events, organized alongside a programme of invitations bringing supplementary financial support to these events and drawing 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 all fields of mathematical sciences.
Now in its fifth semester, this successful collaboration links CIRM (jointly headed by CNRS* and SMF**) which hosts and funds a big part of the events, AMU*** which provides the position and salary and Ville de Marseille which contributes funding for the programme of invitations.
* Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
** Société Mathématique de France
*** Aix-Marseille Université
François Lalonde (Université de Montréal) and Andrei Teleman (I2M Marseille) are the new bebeficiaries of the Jean-Morlet Chair for the second semester 2015 which will end in October 2015. Their focus is on 'Moduli Spaces in Symplectic Topology and Gauge Theory'. The first event will be a very large conference for close to 100 participants which will take place from 01-05 June then will be followed by other events until October on themes such as Elliptic Methods and Moduli Spaces, Recent Challenges in Contact Geometry, Stein Manifolds, Contact Structures and Knots, Moduli Space of Symplectic Balls in 4-Manifolds and Packing and finally Gauge Theory and Complex Geometry.
>>> Events programme
Herwig Hauser (University of Vienna) and Guillaume Rond (I2M Marseille) are in charge of the first semester 2015 which will end in July 2015. The focus is on 'Artin Approximation and Singularity Theory'. Starting with a school for young researchers at the end of January and closely linked to the thematic month on 'Singularity' in February, the next events will include a main conference in March, two small groups in April and May and finally a Research in Pairs in June. Another exciting event will be linked to the collaboration of Herwig Hauser to the IMAGINARY outreach project. Various exhibitions - among which one under Norman Foster's Ombrière in Marseille Vieux Port - will show the beauty of some of the forms and formulas chosen in such a way that equations are simple and beautiful. Hauser's figures (among others) are plain and natural and show interesting geometrical facts.
>>> Events programme
>>> Imaginary-Herwig Hauser