Open Lecture on 'Public funding for research & innovation: The experience of the European Research Council' by Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the President of the European Research Council, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, will give a open lecture on "Public funding for research & innovation: The experience of the European Research Council". The lecture is organized by HSE together with the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation.
A Q&A session will follow the lecture.
Start time: 16 May 2018, 16:30.
Venue: 11 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Room 518
The lecture will be in English.
Everyone interested is welcome to attend.
The registration is open until 15 May, 4.00 pm via the link.
Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon is the President of the European Research Council since January 2014.
Prior to that, he was the Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) from 1994 till 2013. This international research institute located near Paris, France, was built as the European counterpart of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was also the first ERC Panel Chair in Mathematics, for Starting Grants.
A mathematician by training, he spent his whole career as a fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He held a Professor position at École polytechnique from 1986 to 2012. From 1990 to 1992, he was President of the Société Mathématique de France and President of the European Mathematical Society from 1995 to 1998. He is a former member of the Board of the EuroScience organisation (2002-2006) and served on EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) committees since 2004.
Professor Bourguignon received the Prix Paul Langevin in 1987 and the Prix du Rayonnement Français in Mathematical Sciences and Physics from the Académie des Sciences de Paris in 1997. He is a foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. In 2005, he was elected honorary member of the London Mathematical Society and has been the secretary of the mathematics section of the Academia Europaea. In 2008, he was made Doctor Honoris Causa of Keio University, Japan, and, in 2011, Doctor Honoris Causa of Nankai University, China. In 2017, he was elected honorary member of the German Association of Mathematicians (DMV).
In addition to his mother tongue, French, Professor Bourguignon is fluent in English and German.