French mathematician to lead the European Research Council

Bourguignon Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, a mathematician working in the field of differential geometry, has been named as the next president of the European Research Council. Bourguignon was for almost two decades the director of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques just outside Paris. Bourguignon will commence his presidency at the end of December.

Launched in 2007, the ERC funds frontier research across all fields of research.

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