Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty, St.Petersburg State University



Gabriel Lame Chair: Competition



The Lamé chair (visiting professorship) is a joint initiative of the French Embassy in the Russian Federation and the Saint-Petersburg State University. Its aim is to reinforce the scientific relations between the French and Russian mathematical communities.

The chair is held by a mathematician employed by a French public institution. Preference is given to candidates whose work unites the depth of theoretical research and an emphasis on applications. During the three months the laureate will spend in Saint-Petersburg, he/she will give a lecture course and organize a seminar and a conference in his/her research field. These events, as well as the visit itself, are funded by the French Embassy in Russian Federation, the Chebyshev Laboratory, and the Fondation Mathématiques Jacques Hadamard.

 Information about the Lame Chair on the web site of the French Embassy in Russian Federation (in French)


Commitments and benefits of the Lame Chair Laureate


The Laureate is supposed to 

-- stay in St. Petersburg for three months in 2017 or 2018: or from September to November of 2017, or from April to June of 2018, or from September to November of 2018;

-- teach a lecture course of 15 to 25 hours;

-- organize a weekly seminar;

-- organize a scientific meeting with a duration of 3 to 5 days, bringing together 20 to 50 participants.


These scientific activities are anticipated to give rise to online publications on the HAL server such as lecture and seminar notes and abstracts of talks at the scientific meeting (similar to Oberwolfach Reports).


The topics for the course, seminar and conference/workshop can be chosen freely and should be mentioned in the application. These activities will be hosted by St. Petersburg State University (Chebyshev Laboratory), the Steklov Mathematical Institute at St. Petersburg, and the  Euler International Mathematical Institute.


The lecture course and seminar, as well as the talks at the meeting will be videorecorded and posted on the Chebyshev Laboratory website.


In order to fulfill these commitments, the Lame Chair Laureate will receive the following benefits:

-- full coverage of travel and accommodation expenses in St. Petersburg;

-- personal allowance of 12,000 euros for 3 months;

-- allowance of 20 000 euros for organizing the seminar and scientific meeting.


The application must include:

-- Curriculum Vitae;

-- list of publications;

-- descriptions of the lecture course, research seminar and scientific meeting.

It should be sent electronically by 17 February 2017 to .

For questions concerning the Lamé Chair:


Scientific projects of the Chebyshev Laboratory are supported by the Russian Science Foundation and JSC "Gazprom Neft" (under the social investment program "Native Towns").




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