Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, former director - IHES

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Mathematician

IHES Director 1994-2013
Emeritus professor since 2013, Nicolaas H. Kuiper Chair holder

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon holds an engineering degree from École polytechnique and a PhD in mathematical sciences from University Paris 7. A differential geometer by training, he worked on the mathematical aspects of theoretical physics.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon has focused his work on the Ricci curvature, both for its mathematical aspects and the role it plays in general relativity. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions at CNRS, École polytechnique, IHES and served on many boards and committees. He has been President of the European Research Council since 2013.

Paul Langevin Prize (1987)
Physical Sciences and Mathematics Prize (1997)
Academia Europaea mathematics section former secretary
Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences foreign member
London Mathematical Society honorary member
Honorary doctor of Keio University, Japan (2008)
Honorary doctor of Nankai University in Tianjin, China (2011)
Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung honorary member (2017)
Portugal Academy of Science foreign member (2017)
Honorary doctor of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2018)


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