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 we clearly wish to see maintained in the various semesters of this 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 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 seventh semester, the Chair has staged many fruitful events and is an excellent example of the strong collaboration linking CIRM (host and financial support - through CNRS and SMF - for a large part of the events) with Aix-Marseille University (providing the position and salary for the Chair holder) and the City of Marseille (Ville de Marseille) which contributes funding for the programme of invitations. Labex Carmin and Archimède (French Initiatives of excellence programmes) also support many events, and the Chair is also lucky to receive 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.
NEW CALL FOR PROPOSALS : Click on poster for information
Jean-Morlet Chair 2016: CIRM is delighted to welcome Dipendra Prasad (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai) and Volker Heiermann (I2M Marseille) for six months.
The semester is organized around the themes of 'Relative Aspects in Representation Theory, Langlands Functoriality and Automorphic Forms'. Five scientific events are scheduled at CIRM between January and June 2016 (see the calendar below), and a range of guests will be invited over this period.