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Phillip Clay

Scientific Programme Committee Member

Current Positions

  • President, European Research Council

Biographical Information

  • Former Director, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) from 1994 till 2013.
  • A mathematician by training, specialized in differential geometry and mathematical aspects of theoretical physics
  • Fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Held a Professor position at École polytechnique from 1986 to 2012
  • President of the Société Mathématique de France, 1990 to 1992
  • President of the European Mathematical Society, 1995 to 1998
  • Former member of the Board of the EuroScience organisation (2002-2006)
  • Served on EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) committees, 2004 to 2013.
  • Received the Prix Paul Langevin in 1987 and the Prix du Rayonnement Français in Mathematical Sciences and Physics from the Académie des Sciences de Paris in 1997.
  • He is a foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences.
  • Elected honorary member of the London Mathematical Society, 2005
  • Secretary, mathematics section of the Academia Europaea.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of Keio University, Japan, 2008
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of Nankai University, China, 2011