The Jean-Morlet Chair is a scientific programme that was created at CIRM in 2013. Friends and colleagues of the late Jean Morlet - a French geophysicist who pioneered work in the field of wavelet analysis - were looking for a way to celebrate his work. Morlet had worked with Alex Grosssman to develop what is now known as the wavelet transform and they had met on several occasions in Luminy, along with several other colleagues. Originally, people thought to name a house after Jean Morlet in the ground of CIRM Luminy and dedicate it to hosting visiting mathematicians and physicists. In 2012, under Director Patrick Foulon, the decision was made to expand this idea by linking it to a brand new scientific programme that would be an exciting opportunity to develop pioneering work in all fields of mathematical sciences while boosting the international attractiveness of Aix-Marseille University and its region. The Jean-Morlet Chair was born!
CHAIR - Jorge Vitório Pereira works at IMPA, Rio, and is interested in the theory of holomorphic foliations and its interactions with algebraic geometry. During his stay at CIRM, one of the areas he plans to develop in particular is that of the Kobayashi hyperbolicity of these foliations, as well as their birational invariants and arithmetical properties.
LOCAL PROJECT HOLDER - Erwan Rousseau is Professor at the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille (I2M) and a Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France where his special area is complex analytic geometry. His research interests include complex algebraic and analytical geometry, and in particular questions related to the geometry of entire curves in algebraic varieties.
A special co-edition between the Société Mathématique de France and the Springer Lectures Notes in Mathematics aims to collect together courses and lectures on cutting-edge subjects, given during the semesters of the Jean-Morlet Chair, as well as new materials produced in their wake.
Holders may also have the opportunity to publish with other publishers.
ADDITIONAL SPONSORS FOR VARIOUS SEMESTERS
Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Campus de Luminy, Aix-Marseille Université
163 Avenue de Luminy, Case 916
13288 Marseille cedex 9,
Tel: +33 (0)4 91 83 30 00