Center for
Mathematical Sciences Lectures 





invites
you to a Special
Lecture Series to be presented by 









Professor JeanMichel Coron University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) April 29, May 2, 2013 at 15:30 Auditorium 232 April 30, 2013
at 16:00 Auditorium 232, Amado Mathematics Building Technion, Haifa, Israel 




JeanMichel
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, Yamabetype
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 timevarying 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 timevarying 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 NavierStokes
equations of incompressible fluids, shallow water equations, Schroedinger equations, Kortewegde
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 (20112016). Prof. Coron's homepage: http://www.ann.jussieu.fr/~coron/ 