Pierre DEGOND 
Collective dynamics and self-organization

Chair Professor in Applied Mathematics, 


I am currently a Chair Professor in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London. Before joining the College, I was at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, where I held a Senior Researcher position at the French Research Center CNRS.

I was trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure rue d’Ulm in Paris and my first appointment was in Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, as a Junior Researcher at CNRS. I was then appointed as a full Professor in Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan before joining back the CNRS in Toulouse where I founded the Applied Math group. I moved to Imperial College London in October 2013. 

Link to my teaching web page

Videos of my series of lectures at the CIRM school on Stochastic dynamics out of equilibrium, April 3-7, 2017

Former Master student Thomas Tardiveau (jointly mentored with Sara Merino) wins a prize from the French Academy of Science for our joint work on social dynamics

Featured in 'Imperial College News': 
Spinning semen provides a measurement of fertility

Video of my inaugural lecture
Mathematics of the mob
Imperial College, June 21, 2016

I am interested in collective dynamics, decision making and self-organization in complex systems coming from biology and social sciences. The methods I use combine analysis, asymptotic theory and multiscale numerical techniques. My earlier interests were in plasma physics, rarefied gas dynamics and semiconductor modeling.

I have been awarded the Jacques-Louis Lions prize 2013, of the French Academy of Sciences and I am a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder