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Conferència a l'IEC a càrrec de Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

  • Conferència a l'IEC a càrrec de Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
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  • Conferència a l'IEC a càrrec de Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (matemàtic IHÉS-CNRS i anterior president de l'European Research Council, ERC) «Millorar el dinamisme i l’ambició dels investigadors i investigadores europeus, un esforç clau per al futur d’Europa» (en anglès).

Conferència a l'IEC a càrrec de Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (matemàtic IHÉS-CNRS i anterior president de l'European Research Council, ERC) «Millorar el dinamisme i l’ambició dels investigadors i investigadores europeus, un esforç clau per al futur d’Europa» (en anglès).

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Dijous 21 d’abril de 2022, a les 18.30 hores.

Institut d'Estudis Catalans, c. del Carme, 47, Barcelona.

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« Enhancing the dynamism and the ambition of European researchers, a key endeavour for Europe’s future »

Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON (IHÉS-CNRS)

In the last twenty to thirty years, the usual paradigm going from fundamental to applied research and then to development has been challenged because of a number of disruptive innovations did not follow this pattern. There were a number of situations where short-circuits happened illustrating the visionary text of Abraham Flexner about “The Usefulness of Useless Research”.

Creating the conditions for such phenomena to take place relies on leaving enough initiative to researchers, in particular younger ones. In a number of institutions in Europe, this does not happen spontaneously. This was the basis for many in the scientific community to fight for the creation of the European Scientific Council, which finally happened in 2007.

Why it is important? For three quite interrelated reasons: first, researchers are the best placed to know what is going to make a difference in their field or at the interface between different fields; second, offering an open space to develop new ideas is the most convincing argument to keep young researchers motivated to work in Europe and not elsewhere; third, Europe will be able to keep up in the fierce international competition only if continues to attract a significant number of the best researchers worldwide.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

A graduate from the French ‘École Polytechnique’ (class 1966), Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON holds a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from ‘Université Paris VII’ (1974). His research concerns differential geometry and mathematical aspects of theoretical physics.

After serving 44 years at the French ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’, he became ‘Directeur de recherche’ emeritus in 2013.

He taught Mathematics at ‘École polytechnique’ (1986-2012) and was Director of the ‘Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques’ in Bures-sur-Yvette (1994-2013), where he still holds the Nicolaas Kuiper Honorary Professorship.

He was president of the ‘Société Mathématique de France’ (1990-1992) and of the European Mathematical Society (1995-1998).

Member of the ‘Academia Europaea’, the Royal Spanish Academy and the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, he holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Keio University, Japan, Nankai University, China, and the University of Edinburgh. He is a honorary member of the London Mathematical Society, the ‘Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung’ and the Polish Mathematical Society.

From 2014 to 2019, Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON has been President of the European Research Council. He was called again to assume this position ad interim from July 2020 to the Fall of 2021.

Data d'inici:

21/04/2022 18:30

Data finalització:

21/04/2022 21:00

Lloc:

Dijous 21 d’abril de 2022, a les 18.30 hores.Institut d'Estudis Catalans, c. del Carme, 47, Barcelona.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/comunicacioiec,

Plataforma Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86565193846?pwd=S1VVRzNXVkNsWDdKQ2s5ejZaK0lFZz09