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Former President of the European Research Council enters DIAS’ Advisory Board

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Nicolaas Kuiper honorary professor at IHES, is a new member of the Danish Institute of Advanced Study’s advisory board


DIAS is proud to present the newest Advisory Board member: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, mathematician, former director (1994-2013), and now Nicolaas Kuiper honorary professor at IHES, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, now affiliated with Université Paris-Saclay.

He was the President of the European Research Council from 2014-2019 and President ad interim from July 2020 until August 2021. 

As a mathematician, among other things his research has focused on differential geometry, especially its relations with partial differential equations and mathematical physics. His work on the Ricci curvature from the mathematical point of view and its role in general relativity has also been a recurrent focus of his research.

Most of his career he has been a fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He also held a professor position at École Polytechnique from 1986 to 2012. He is presently Chairman of the University Council of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon was President of the Société mathématique de France (1990-1992) and of the European Mathematical Society (1995-1998). 

He joined the CNRS Science Ethics Committee in 1999 and was its chair from 2007 to 2011. In June 2022, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon was appointed as a Foundation Fellow of the ISC, the International Science Council


List of the other members of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study’s Advisory board:

Henrik TvarnøCand.phil. in History and Former Director for the A.P. Møller Foundation.

Bente Klarlund PedersenClinical Professor of Integrative Medicine at the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen and Chief Physician and Centre Director of the Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS) at Rigshospitalet.

David NirenbergDirector and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Peter BaldwinProfessor of History at UCLA and Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, and member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library.

Tobias EkholmEisenbud Professor at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California and Director at Insitut Mittag-Leffler, Sweden. 

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Editing was completed: 26.10.2022