President, European Research Council
Host of Session 2
The mathematician Jean-Pierre Bourguignon became President of the European Research Council in 2014. Prior to this, he spent his whole career at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). He held a professorship at École polytechnique and was Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS). One of the founders of EuroScience, he served on its board from 2002 to 2006 and on EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) committees from 2004 to 2013. Professor Bourguignon 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.