Pierre DEGOND 
Collective dynamics and self-organization

Chair Professor in Applied Mathematics, 

London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0)20 7594 1474
fax:       +44 (0)20 7594 8517
email: Pierre Degond 
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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. 


22 March 2019: Our publication
K. Singh et al, The architectural design of smart ventilation and drainage systems in termite nests 
ScienceAdvances 5 (2019), eaat8520
is featured in

October 2018: Former Research Associate
Sara Merino-Aceituno wins a Vienna Research Group grant
and starts at the University of Vienna, Dep. of Mathematics

August 2018: Invited lecture at the 
International Congress of Mathematicians ICM 2018,  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 1-9, 2018

News (archive)

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