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 - Robert Tichy is interested in analysis and number theory. A focus of his research lies on asymptotic analysis of discrete structures, arithmetic dynamical systems, diophantine equations and on discrepancy theory. Furthermore he is interested in probabilistic aspects of number theory, quasi Monte-Carlo methods and applications in finance and insurance.
LOCAL PROJECT HOLDER - Joël Rivat is Professor at Aix-Marseille University at the I2M (Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille) department. He is a member of the team focusing on Groups, Dynamics, Arithmetics and Combinatorics. His main research interests lie in exponential sums, prime numbers in sparse sequences, additive, multiplicative problems, digital properties of sequences (primes, squares, etc.) and pseudorandom sequences.
A special co-edition between the Société Mathématique de France and the Springer Lectures Notes in Mathematics 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.
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.
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