Ivar Ekeland#


Michael Huth
Membership Number:5268
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:MATHEMATICS
Elected:2020
Homepage: https://www.ceremade.dauphine.fr/~ekeland


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 Professor Emeritus, Université Paris-Dauphine and University of British Columbia
  • 2003 - 2011 Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Economics, University of British Columbia
  • 2003 - 2008 Director of the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS, Vancouver)
  • 1970 - 2003 Professor at the Université Paris-Dauphine
  • 1989 - 1994 President of the Université Paris-Dauphine
  • 1991 - 1994 President of the National Board for Professional Higher Education (IUP)
  • 1991 - 1994 President of the Scientific Council of Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • 1967 Research assistant at CNRS
  • 1963 Student at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Convex analysis, optimization, control theory, calculus of variations
  • Hamiltonian mechanics, symplectic geometry and topology
  • Optimal transportation
  • Hard inverse function theorems
  • Theory of demand
  • Adverse selection
  • Hedonic markets
  • Urban economics
  • Growth theory, intergenerational equity, time inconsistency
  • Portfolio management

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Foreign member, the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2012 Honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2009 Foreign member, the Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology
  • 2008 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 2007 Public lecture at the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM Zurich)
  • 1998 Foreign member, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Grand Prize of the Belgian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Honorary doctorate from the Saint-Peterburg University of Economics and Finance (Russia)
  • 1995 Honorary doctorate from the University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • 1992 d'Alembert prize for my book “The broken dice“
  • 1984 Jean Rostand prize for my book “Mathematics and the Unexpected”
  • 1983 Langevin prize of the Paris Academy of Sciences
  • 1978 Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM Helsinki)

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