de la Vallée Poussin Chair

Since its creation in 2001, The de la Vallée Poussin chair has been entrusted each year to a leading mathematical personality.  It is held in the form of an international conference of 4 days in Louvain-la-Neuve in the audience of the same name. An inaugural lesson is given on the first day and is followed on the other days by 3 more in-depth presentations on the subject.

The Chair de la Vallée-Poussin owes its name to Charles de la Vallée Poussin, one of the greatest Belgian mathematicians. He was a professor at UCLouvain from 1891 to 1962.

The different recipients of the Chair are

 

2022

Ieke MOERDIJK
Utrecht University
 

2020/21

Guido DE PHILIPPIS
New York University
"PDE constrained inclusions"
Poster

2019

Alekseev ANTON,
Professeur à l'Université de Genève
"Low dimensional topology, Lie theory and number theory : from Duflo isomorphism to multiple zeta values" 
Poster - Invitation

2018

Bernard DACOROGNA,
Professeur à l'École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne en Suisse
Poster - Invitation

2017

George JANELIDZE,
Professeur à la University of Cape Town et académicien de la Georgian National Academy of Sciences
"From Galois theory to commutative Hopf algebras and finite topological spaces"
Poster - Invitation

2016

Raman PARIMALA
Emory University (Atlanta)
"Arithmetic of Algebraic Groups" 
Invitation

2015

Dror BAR-NATAN
Toronto, Canada
"Expansions" 
Invitation

2014

Yves BENOIST
Orsay
"Discrete subgroups of SL(3,R)" 
Invitation

2013

Yann BRENIER
CNRS et Ecole Polytechnique France
"Convexité cachée en équations aux dérivées partielles non-linéaires" 
Poster - Invitation

2012

Kurt JOHANSSON
KTH Stockholm
"Random matrices and related models" 
Poster - Invitation

2011

Ross STREET
Macquarie University, Sydney
"Monoidal categories in, and linking, geometry and algebra" 
Invitation

2010

Pierre CARTIER
CNRS - IHES Bures-sur-Yvette
"Autour des théories de Galois pour les équations différentielles"
Poster - Invitation

2009

Juan Luis VAZQUEZ
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
"The theories of nonlinear diffusion"
Invitation

2008

Robbert DIJKGRAAF
Université d'Amsterdam
"The quantum geometry of string theory"
Poster - Invitation

2007

Ulrike TILLMANN
Université d'Oxford
"Topology of moduli spaces"
Invitation

2006

Etienne GHYS
Directeur de recherche au CNRS, Lyon
"Le Groupe symplectique"
Invitation

2005

Yakov ELIASHBERG
Stanford university
"Symplectic Field Theory and Applications"
Invitation

2004

Haïm BREZIS
University Pierre et Marie Curie, Rutgers University
"L'équation de Ginzburg-Landau :
une source étonnante de nouvelles idées en Analyse et en Topologie"

Invitation

2003

Perci DIACONIS
Professor of mathematics and statisics, Stanford university

2002

Jacques TITS
Professeur au Collège de France
"Immeubles"
Invitation