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!
A special co-edition between the Société Mathématique de France and Springer in the Lectures Notes in Mathematics series collected together courses and lectures on cutting-edge subjects, given during some of semesters of the Jean-Morlet Chair, as well as new materials produced in their wake. This co-edition lasted until 2020.
It is also possible for the chair beneficiaries to choose to publish with other publishers, if this corresponds better to their needs, scientific or geographical areas.
SPONSORS FOR SEVERAL SEMESTERS
Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
Campus de Luminy, Aix-Marseille Université
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13288 Marseille cedex 9
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