Organization board: Sébastien Boucksom, Yann Rollin, Carl Tipler
Scientific board: Claudio Arezzo, Olivier Biquard, Paul Gauduchon, Michael Singer
Kähler geometry is a very active research field, at the crossroads between algebraic and Riemannian geometry. Important breakthrough, that lead to solve the Yau-Tian-Donaldson conjecture in the Fano case, have been achieved recently. A spring school involving mini-lectures and talks around this thread of new ideas in Kähler geometry is organized at Nantes University. The goal of the school is to develop certain technical skills, useful to address a variety of important questions in algebraic geometry and global analysis on manifolds, aimed for PhD students and young researchers. Geometric flows, like the Kähler-Ricci flow for instance, and the associated quantification by the Donaldson dynamical system, will be among the essential tools dealt with during the school.
Conference - Teichmüller Theory in Higher Dimension and Mirror Symmetry
Teichmüller theory and mirror symmetry are very active domains. In this conference, we propose two series of lectures by two world leaders :
Misha Verbitsky on Teichmüller theory
Hirochi Iritani on mirror symmetry
Both will gave each morning an one hour lecture followed in the afternoon by more advanced results by internationnal mathematicians. The goal of this conference is to bring together matematicians from different backgrounds and also to give an overview of the subjetcs to young PhD and post-doc students.
Hiroshi Iritani, Kyoto University
Misha Verbitsky, HSE Moscow
Gaetan Borot, Max Planck Institut, Bonn
Fabrizio Catanese, University of Bayreuth
Amerik Ekaterina, University of Orsay (tbc)
Maxim Kontsevich, IHES (tbc)
Thomas Reichelt, University of Heidelberg
Claude Sabbah, Ecole polytechnique
Andrei Teleman, University of Aix-Marseille
Dimitri Zvonkine, University Pierre et Marie Curie
Organization board: Yves Coudène, François Maucourant, Françoise Pène, Barbara Schapira, Samuel Tapie
Scientific board: Jon Aaronson, Jean-Pierre Conze, Gilles Courtois, Domokos Szasz
This conference will focus on dynamical systems which naturally preserve a measure with infinite mass. These systems appear in a geometric or probabilistic context, or may come from natural sciences. When the invariant measure has infinite mass, recurrence is no longer automatic, usual mixing properties disappear and new asymptotical properties (such as rationnal ergodicity) may occur. Such systems may develop various and subtil behaviours, which could not exists in finite measure dynamics.
This conference will gather international experts on this topic, and will allow young researcher to have an easy access to the large recent developpment on such questions.
Conference - Dynamics of algebraic transformations
Organization board: Ian Biringer, Ludovic Marquis, Juan Souto
Scientific board: Uri Bader, Jeffrey F. Brock, Jean-Marc Schlenker
Numerous areas of mathematics are touched by what could be called Dynamics on representation varieties. For instance one could mention ergodic theory, Riemannian geometry, low-dimensional topology, Teichmüller theory, and so on... The aim of this workshop is to bring together graduate students, recent graduates and experts in these different areas, giving everybody ample time for discussions and collaborations. Next to a number of research talks, three mini-courses by Tsachik Gelander, Francois Labourie and Julien Marché will take place.
Lebesgue Master Scholarship
The Lebesgue Center offers 10,000€ scholarships to outstanding mathematics students applying for a master programme in mathematics, for a fist year of Master (M1) or for a second year of Master (M2), in Rennes, Nantes, Angers, Brest or Vannes.
The stipend is 10,000 euros per year.
The M1 scholarships are open to all students who have completed a bachelor's degree in mathematics (or related) at the end of the academic year 2015-2016. The applicants for the Lebesgue M1 scholarship should certify a B1 level of proficiency of the French language.
A student applying for the first year of a master (M1) will be allowed to apply for another scholarship for the second year (M2).
The M2 scholarships are open to all students who have completed the first year of a master in mathematics (or related) at the end of the academic year 2015-2016.
The courses of the second year of Master (M2) may be taught in English.
The application of the Lebesgue scholarship is independent from the application to Masters programmes, whom modalities are indicated in the dedicated websites.
The application for the lebesgue Master Scholarship is open until March 15th, 2016.
The results of the selection process will be edited in April 2016.
Applicants can obtain more information about the masters programmes on the page: Information.
Applicants must complete the online form and attach the documents:
- Cover letter
- One or more letters of recommendation.
Applicants must submit the application only when it is complete. Only electronic submission using the online form will be considered.
The selection will be carried out by the Lebesgue Scientific Committee and the heads of the Masters programmes. It will be based on the academic quality of the applicant.