AU researcher assigned to IUF

Every year, the Institut universitaire de France (IUF) awards professor-researchers for the excellence of their research. Nicolas Raymond, professor of mathematics in the Faculty of Science, is pleased with his appointment as a junior member of the IUF and explains in detail the results of the research project.

The mission of IUF is to promote the development of high-level research in universities. In order to be appointed, several conditions are required: having been a teacher for two years at the time of submitting the application, receiving two recommendations from scientific personalities and completing a file presenting research activities and a project that the member will work on for the next five years. ” It is a pleasure to be nominatedcommits humility to Nicholas Raymond. It is a form of recognition for my scientific activity, which also highlights the research topics on which many colleagues or collaborators work in France and abroad. These ideas and themes, often developed over decades, deserve this attention. »

After the results were published in the official bulletin of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in May (Egyptian), he∙laureate∙ is officially named in October∙ and can then enjoy a number of benefits. ” Most importantly, reducing teaching time in favor of research, the professor emphasizes that he is also a member of the Angevin Laboratory of Mathematics (Larema).. Specifically, I’m two-thirds off, which means I’ll be teaching 64 hours a year instead of 192. Therefore, I have more time to go to congresses abroad and exchange with my colleagues. This period will allow me to deepen my themes and open myself to other ideas by establishing new collaborations. I also have an envelope of research loans worth €15,000 per year. »

The latter will be used in part to finance the master class “Les Lectures de Sophie Kowalevski” organized in June, which aims to support female students’ desire to do research. This event is also co-organized and funded with loans from researcher Susanna Zimmermann, appointed to the IUF this year.

Fifteen people attend

As a junior member of the IUF, Nicolas Raymond will for several years continue his work on the Schrödinger equation, which models the time evolution of a particle with non-relativistic mass, and the Dirac equation, which describes the behavior of certain particles. elementary particles. ” The research project aims to deepen and complement the spectral theory of Schrödinger and Dirac operators with magnetic field.he says. These operators appear in many areas of quantum physics (superconductivity, graphene, waveguides) and pose interesting mathematical problems in their own right. One of these problems at the heart of the IUF project is the magnetic tunneling effect, i.e. the effect of symmetries on the eigenvalues ​​and functions of these operators.. This project It involves fifteen people, more than a third of whom are abroad, and the three doctoral students I supervise. »

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