François Loeser (Chair) - Pierre and Marie Curie University
Roger Mansuy - Lycée Louis-le-Grand
Cédric Villani is an internationally recognized expert on partial differential equations, Riemannian geometry and mathematical physics for which he was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010. A professor at the University of Lyon, he was the director of Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris from 2009 to 2017. Since the 2017 legislative election he is a member of the French Parliament. He was elected Vice President of the French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices in July 2017. He is also well-known for his tireless involvement in outreach and educational activities across the globe.
Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon is Honorary Professor at IHES, after having been Director of this Institute from 1994 to 2013.
He is also Directeur de recherche émérite at CNRS of which he was a fellow for 44 years. He was also Professor at Ecole polytechnique from 1986 to 2012.
He is a former President of the Société Mathématique de Franceand of the European Mathematical Society. Professor Bourguignon received the Prix Paul Langevin and the Prix du Rayonnement Français in Mathematical Sciences and Physics from the Académie des Sciences de Paris.
He is a foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences and of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences as well as an honorary member of the London Mathematical Society and of the Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung.
He holds honorary degrees from Keio University, Japan, and Nankai University, People’s Republic of China.
After earning a teaching degree in mathematics in 1982, he completed a PhD in theoretical computer science at the Université Paris-Diderot in 1985. He first worked as an assistant professor at the Université d'Orléans, then as a lecturer at the Université Paris-Sud. In 1994 Antoine Petit became a professor at the ENS Cachan, and was named director of the Computer Science Department the following year. In November 2001 he joined the French Research Ministry as deputy director of the Research Department, in charge of Mathematics and Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies.
Antoine Petit was appointed by the CNRS in early 2004 as scientific director of the Information and Communication Science and Technologies Department, before becoming inter-regional director for South West France. In August 2006 he was seconded to the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Inria) as head of the Paris-Rocquencourt research center. In September 2010 he became deputy CEO of the Institute, and was named Chairman and CEO in October 2014.
In January 2018 Antoine Petit was named President of the CNRS.
This video was recorded when he was still CEO of INRIA.