Launched in January 2013 by the Institut Henri Poincaré and the Clay Mathematics Institute, the Poincaré Chair offers exceptionally talented young mathematicians ideal working conditions to develop their scientific projects.
The Poincaré Chair owes its creation and its very existence, for the next five years, to the prize awarded by the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI, Providence, Rhode Island) for the solution of the Poincaré Conjecture.
Launched in January 2013 by the Institut Henri Poincaré, the aim of this program is to support the research of mathematicians of great promise during the early stages of their careers, much as Grigori Perelman was supported at the beginning by a Miller Fellowship at the university of California at Berkeley.
This 6 -or 12- month research programme is open to all areas of mathematics. It aims to support young researchers with a promising international career by providing them with the necessary means to develop profound and audacious research projects and to build their international recognition.
With no obligation to teach, the candidates whose research projects meet the selection criteria can count on the support of the IHP’s administrative team for the organisation of courses or any other activity of knowledge sharing. Travelling all around France and Europe is highly recommended, trips to the rest of the world must be scientifically motivated. Successful candidates are offered very attractive salaries that largely cover the costs for a comfortable stay in Paris (with their family if needed).
The selection is made by a high-profile international jury whose composition must systematically be approved by the Clay Mathematics Institute. The jury's expertise covers numerous mathematical fields. This year’s jury is chaired by Ingrid Daubechies, Professor at Duke University, and composed of the following personalities:
♦ Artur Avila, Research Director at the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, CNRS
♦ Gérard Ben Arous, Director and Professor of mathematics at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
♦ Simon Donaldson, Professor at the Imperial College, President of the Jury
♦ Andrei Okounkov, Professor at Princeton University
♦ Claire Voisin, Research Director and Professor at the Centre de mathématiques Laurent Schwartz, CNRS
The two Poincaré Chair laureates for academic year 2017/2018 have just been announced. The international selection committee has deliberated in favour of Chenyang Xu and Valentino Tosatti, who thus become the fourth pair of Poincaré Chair laureates.
Chenyang Xu as been a professor at Beijing International Center of Mathematical Research (China) since 2013. A specialist in algebraic geometry, he focuses his research on various aspects of birational geometry: geometric and arithmetic properties of rationally connected varieties, the minimal model program (MMP) and its applications to the classification of varieties, as well as stability questions. He will be staying at IHP from January to June 2018.
Valentino Tosatti has been a professor at Northwestern University (Illinois, USA) since 2015. His research focuses mainly on Ricci-flat Calabi-Yau manifolds and their degeneration. These questions encompass general problems about the understanding of the limits of Einstein metrics. He will be staying at IHP from September 2017 to February 2018.
Emanuele Macri is a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. His field of research is algebraic geometry. He applies abstract constructs of homological algebra to problems arising from classical algebraic geometry and mathematical physics. His research is closely related to birational geometry, representation theory, enumerative geometry and string theory.
Jon Chaika is an assistant professor at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. His research focuses on ergodic theory, the Teichmueller geodesic flow and the Diophantine approximation. He takes a particular interest in the classification of the dynamics and foliations of interval exchanges, and flows on flat surfaces.
Jason Peter Miller, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and Daniel Wise, professor at Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University (Montréal, Canada) are the two laureates of the Poincaré Chair.
Denis Auroux, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Ivan Corwin, associate professor at Columbia University, are the first two laureates and will hold the position in the 2014/2015 academic year.
Last updated on 02/15/2017