Pierre Raphael, holder of the Schlumberger Chair at IHES
professeur Pierre Raphael © IHES

Pierre Raphael, mathematician

Schlumberger Chair for Mathematical Sciences

Pierre Raphael is the Herchel Smith Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics of Cambridge.

His research on non-linear partial differential equations aims at the description of energy concentration mechanisms and singularity formation during the propagation of non-linear waves

After graduating from École Polytechnique, Pierre Raphael receives his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Cergy-Pontoise. He joins the CNRS in 2004 and then moves to Princeton as an Assistant Professor.

He returns to France as Professor in Toulouse and Nice and becomes the principal investigator of several European grants.

He finally joins Cambridge’s Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics in 2019.

Invited speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians (2014)
Grand Prix Alexandre Joannides, the French Academy of Sciences (2014)
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship (2019)
Bôcher Memorial Prize (2023)


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