• Associated Researcher in Applied Statistics
    Jan 26, 2014 to Apr 30, 2014

    Context

    Three partners, l’Institut IRAMAT - CRPAA in Bordeaux, the Laboratoire de mathématiques Jean Leray in Nantes and the Laboratoire Geosciences in Rennes, involved in Chronomodel project (ANR 2011-2015), developed an original software, named chronomodel, which is dedicated to the chronological modeling with a Bayesian statistical approach. This software provides support for the development of chronological scenarios from a large number of data involving time, using models more or less complex (via the stratigraphy, the phasing, the correlation data, the calibration functions,…).

    Job Description

    The associated researcher should develop, with the chronomodel software, Bayesian statistical methods and tools for data processing involving time in the Archeology, Archaeometry and Earth Sciences areas.
    In particular, the associated researcher will be responsible to:
    • Develop new tools for statistical Bayesian chronological modeling;
    • Integrate additional modules to the chronomodel software;
    • Develop an interface between the R software and chronomodel software;
    • Conduct statistical studies asked by laboratories or local government;
    • Assist the users of chronomodel software.
    During the appointment, the associated researcher could have the opportunity to participate in other projects of Lebesgue Center on applied Statistics.

    The successful candidate will be placed under the scientific responsibility of Anne Philippe, Professor in Mathematics at the Laboratoire de mathématique Jean Leray.

    Requirements:

    • PhD in Mathematics in the area of Statistics;
    • Skills in Bayesian statistics;
    • Computer programming skills (C + + / R);
    • Interest in archeology;
    • Fluency in English.

    Conditions of employment:

    The appointment is fixed term for 12 months, from September 1st 2014 to August 31st 2015, with a 3-month trial period. It is subject to the French public law, and renewable thereafter for up to another year. The successful candidate will be appointed to the “Ingénieur de recherche” Grade position, according to qualifications and experience. The monthly salary will be between 1 900€ and 2 200€ net. The associated researcher will be recruited by the University of Nantes on behalf of Lebesgue Center. His workplace is the Laboratoire de mathématiques Jean Leray, whose rules will be applicable.

    Information and application

    The applicant should complete the online form and join the following documents:
    • A detailed curriculum vitae;
    • A copy of the doctoral degree, the report of PhD, and the PhD defense;
    • A letter of motivation;
    • One or two letters of recommendation.

    The position is expected to start: September 1st 2014.
    The deadline for application is: April 30th 2014.
    Contact: Anne Philippe.
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    Selection

    The selection will be carried by the Lebesgue Scientific Committee. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process on June 2014.

  • Spring school - Classical and p-adic Hodge theories
    May 12, 2014 to May 23, 2014



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    Partners:

    Rennes, from May 12th to May 23rd, 2014
    Contact: C. Mourougane
    Scientific board: X. Caruso, F. Charles, M. Gros, C. Mourougane

    We organize a spring school on complex and p-adic aspects of the Hodge theory with a view towards deformation theory.

    The first week is devoted to constructions of complex and p-adic Hodge theories, for a single smooth variety or for a smooth family of smooth varieties. In the complex setting, construction of moduli spaces thanks to Torelli type theorems will be the main target. In the p-adic setting, the first aim will be the constructions of cohomological tools and the second aim the statement and the proof in a special case of comparison theorems between p-adic cohomologies.

    Hodge theories of deformations with singular fibers will be the topic of the second week. In the complex setting, one leading theme will be the use of Hodge theory in the description of properties of moduli spaces like hyperbolicity. Similarly, some properties of étale cohomologies and more surprisingly complex cohomologies will be derived from p-adic Hodge theory.

    Each course will be given in English and divided into three lectures of 90 minutes.

  • Conference - Moduli spaces of real and complex varieties
    Jun 2, 2014 to Jun 6, 2014



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    Partners:

    Moduli spaces of real and complex varieties
    Angers (France), from June 2nd to June 6th, 2014

    Contact: Frédéric Mangolte
    Organisation board: Frédéric Mangolte, Jean-Philippe Monnier, Daniel Naie
    Scientific board: Fabrizio Catanese, Viatcheslav Kharlamov

    The goal of this meeting is to bring together mathematicians interested in various aspects of the geometry of moduli spaces --surfaces, compactifications, real moduli...
    There will be two mini-courses -given by Fabrizio Catanese and Radu Laza- and about 12 talks.


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  • Conference - Effective moduli spaces and applications to cryptography
    Jun 10, 2014 to Jun 13, 2014



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    Partners:

    Rennes, from June 10th to June 13th, 2014
    Contact: D. Lubicz
    Organisation board: M. Bolognesi, D. Lubicz, C. Ritzenthaler

    Moduli spaces are parameter spaces for mathematical objects equipped (or not) with extra structures. The cases of spaces classifying curves and abelian varieties have been widely studied in their theoretical aspects which entailed dramatic advances in arithmetic geometry. Nonetheless, more effective aspects for instance related to rationality questions or depending on the characteristic of the base field are less well understood. Certain field of applications require tools and algorithms to manipulate efficiently these moduli spaces. This is case for instance of public key cryptography since certain cryptosystems have public parameters which naturally live inside certain moduli spaces.

    This conference aims at gathering specialists of moduli spaces of curves and abelian varieties, algorithmic and cryptography so as to explore the deep link and the possible interactions between theoretical and practical aspects of moduli spaces.

Thematic Semester 2014 - Around moduli spaces

Moduli spaces are among the subjects with a longest history in algebraic geometry. Starting from the first ideas of Riemann to nowadays, the research in this field has always been a backbone for the entire discipline. Its amazing development has also motived many technical advances and discoveries. Still these days the relevant amount of researchers working on moduli theory witnesses a very active and vital field of research. The goal of the current semester of the CHL is to explore many different aspects of this field of research, during several conferences, schools and workshops, to be held in Rennes, Nantes, Angers and Brest.

Program

Master program

The universities of Nantes and Rennes propose a special Master program strengthened in algebra and geometry related to the topic of the thematic semester. More informations here.

Schools

Classical and p-adic Hodge theories

Rennes, from May 12th to May 23rd, 2014
Contact: C. Mourougane
Scientific board: X. Caruso, F. Charles, M. Gros, C. Mourougane

Derived categories (in partnership with GRIFGA)

Nantes, from June 23rd to June 27th, 2014
Contact: M. Bolognesi
Organisation board: M. Bolognesi, M. Bernadara, P. Stellari
Scientific board: C. Sorger, D. Orlov, B. Toen

Conferences

Moduli spaces of real and complex varieties

Angers, from June 2nd to June 6th, 2014
Contact: F. Mangolte
Organisation board: F. Mangolte, J.-P. Monnier, D. Naie
Scientific board: F. Catanese, V. Kharlamov

Effective moduli spaces and applications to cryptography

Rennes, from June 10th to June 13th, 2014
Contact: D. Lubicz
Organisation board: M. Bolognesi, D. Lubicz, C. Ritzenthaler

Real vector bundles

Brest, from July 7th to July 11th, 2014
Contact: J. Huisman
Scientific board: M. Atiyah, I. Biswas, C. Okonek, A. Parusinski

Loop spaces in geometry and topology

Nantes, Sept 1st to 5th 2014
Contact: H. Abbaspour
Organisation board: H. Abbaspour (Nantes), A. Oancea (Paris), N. Wahl (Copenhagen)

Workshops

Real geometry and singularities

Rennes, from March 26th to March 28th, 2014
Contact: G. Fichou
Organisation board: G. Fichou, R. Quarez
Scientific board: G. Comte, A. Parusinski

Moduli spaces of connexions

Rennes, from July 1st to July 3rd, 2014
Contact: F. Loray
Organisation board: F. Loray
Scientific board: P. Boalch, F. Loray, M.-H. Saito, C. Simpson

Partners

Affiliation

ANR CNRS Rennes 1 Rennes 2 Nantes INSA Rennes INRIA ENS Cachan UEB UNAM