Center for Mathematical Sciences Lectures





invites you to a

Special Lecture Series

to be presented by










Professor Jean-Michel Coron

University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)

April 29, May 2, 2013 at 15:30

Auditorium 232, Amado Mathematics Building Technion, Haifa, Israel

April 30, 2013 at 16:00

Auditorium 232, Amado Mathematics Building Technion, Haifa, Israel





Jean-Michel Coron is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) and a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.


Until the 90's, Prof. Coron worked in nonlinear analysis. He got seminal results on partial differential equations arising in Differential Geometry (Rellich's conjecture, Yamabe-type problems, harmonic maps) and in the Physics of liquid crystals. Later, Prof. Coron moved to control theory. He proved that controllable systems can be stabilized by means of periodic time-varying feedback laws, a result which was hailed as a landmark in the field. In the case of output regulation, he proved that a system which is controllable and observable can be stabilized by means of dynamic periodic time-varying output feedback laws. Prof. Coron is a master in the construction of explicit stabilizing feedback laws. One of these feedback laws has been recently implemented to regulate the flow of two major European rivers.


Prof. Coron also introduced powerful new methods to study the controllability of nonlinear partial differential equations. He applied successfully his methods to a variety of models (Euler and Navier-Stokes equations of incompressible fluids, shallow water equations, Schroedinger equations, Korteweg-de Vries equations).


Prof. Coron supervised numerous PhD theses and many of his students are already renowned mathematicians, in particular, Fabrice Bethuel, Frederic Helein and Frank Pacard, who were invited to deliver section lectures at various ICMs (International Congress of Mathematicians).


In 2010, Prof. Coron was selected to deliver a plenary lecture in control theory at the ICM. He is a recipient of many prestigious prizes, including a "Grand Prix" of the French Academy of Sciences (2011), the Dargelos prize of the Ecole polytechnique (2002), a prize of the Royal Belgium Academy of Science, the Fermat prize (1993). He is currently the recipient of an ERC advanced grant (2011-2016).


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