Gerard Besson

Full professor

phone: +33(0)680042426
building: Institut Fourier
room: 233

Gerard Besson
 BESSON Gerard
 4, rue Marechal Dode, 38000 Grenoble, France.
 Born on december 13th, 1955.
 Married, 3 children.
 Oce tel: +33 (0)4 76 51 48 51, Mobile: +33 (0)6 80 04 24 26.
 Ecole Normale Superieure de St Cloud, 1974-79.
 Agregation, Mathematics, July 1977.
 PhD Thesis (These de 3eme cycle), July 1979
Advisor: Marcel Berger,
Title: \Sur la multiplicite de la premiere valeur propre des surfaces
riemanniennes" .
 These d'Etat, Habilitation, defended on July 2nd, 1987.
 Military Service, August 1979 - November 1980.
 Engineer Thomson CSF, December 1980 - February 1981.
 Research Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique, March 15th, 1981 - September
14th, 1981.
 Hired at C.N.R.S. as Attache de Recherche, September 15th, 1981.
Position at Institut Fourier de Grenoble, Universite Grenoble Alpes.
 Promoted Charge de Recherche, 1st class, September 1985.
 Visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia,
USA). Academic year 1985-86.
 Promoted Directeur de Recherches C.N.R.S. 2eme classe, October
 Promoted Directeur de Recherches C.N.R.S. 1ere classe, October 2005.
 Promoted Directeur de Recherches CNRS classe exceptionnelle 1er
echelon, October 2011.
 Promoted Directeur de Recherches CNRS classe exceptionnelle 2eme
echelon, October 2016.
Grants, Prize
 Alexandre Johannides prize of the (french) Academy of Sciences, 2006.
 Grant from the Clay Mathematics Institute. With my collaborators
we wrote a book on Perelman's works including our approach to the
proof of the Geometrisation's Conjecture, published in 2009.
 European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant for the program
"Geometry and Topology of Open Manifolds", February 2013 - Jan-
uary 2018.
Teaching (selection)
 Courses at Ecole Nationale des Techniques Avancees (Paris). In this
engineering school I gave several courses on the study of the di eo-
morphisms of the circle.
 Professor at Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau) from September 1st, 1993
until August 31st, 2006. This is a temporary position which I held in
complement of my position at C.N.R.S in Grenoble.
Administration (selection)
 Chairman of the Institut Fourier from January 1st, 2011 till December
31st, 2015.
 Member of the Administrative Board (Conseil d'Administration) of
the Institut Henri Poincare (IHP). From 2012 until July 2019. During
this period I chaired the committee which hired the new Director of
IHP, Sylvie Benzoni, who succeeded Cedric Villani.
 Member of the Scienti c Board (Conseil de Programmation Scien-
ti que) of IHP. From December 2015 until December 2019.
 Member of the Scienti c Board of the Institute of Mathematics
(INSMI) of CNRS. I started in 2018.
 Member of the Board of Mathematical Sciences Publishers, Berkeley,
USA. I started in February 2019.

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