Michel Waldschmidt

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Born June 17th, 1946 in Nancy (Lorraine), a wonderful city in the east of France.
I am married, two children, Alexis (born in 1976, married to EunHee Lee on November 8, 2008, son Louis born November 9th, 2010) and Hélène (1978-2004).
Studies : Lycée Henri Poincaré, Nancy and at the University of Nancy (which became Université Henri Poincaré Nancy 1, now Université de Lorraine).
I was assistant, and then Attaché de Recherche (CNRS) one year (in 1971/72) at Université de Bordeaux, where my thesis supervisor was Jean Fresnel.
I was Chargé d'Enseignement at Orsay in 1972/73, then Maître de Conferences in Paris 6 (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), where I am now Professor (Faculté de Mathématiques Pierre et Marie Curie, UFR 929), Emeritus starting from 2012. I gave courses at Collège de France, École Normale Supérieure (Paris), ENS Saint Cloud, ENSJF (Sèvres),... and abroad.
I am not on the main social networks (apart from Strava). My hobby: marathons, ultrarunning.


I am a member of
    Sorbonne Université,
       Faculté des Sciences et Ingénierie,
             Pôle Modélisation et ingénierie
                Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu Paris Rive Gauche - UMR 7586 IMJ-PRG
                   Group of Number Theory,
                Faculté de Mathématiques Pierre et Marie Curie, UFR 929
    SMF (Société Mathématique de France),
    SMAI (Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles) ,
    EMS (European Mathematical Society),
    ESMA (European Society for Mathematics and Art),
    AMS (American Mathematical Society),
    RMS Ramanujan Mathematical Society,
    The Papua New Guinea Mathematical Society (PNGMS) (Fellow),
    LACS (Limouriens pour une Animation Culturelle Scientifique),
    Oxygène (Lycée Jules Verne de Limours) of which I was president in 2008-2009,
    Honorary Member of the Council for Mathematics Education, Nepal,
    Life Honorary Member of the Society for Special Functions and their Applications (SSFA)
    Volunteer Lecturer Program of the Commission for Developing Country of the International Mathematical Union,
    The Institute for the Advancement of Physics and Mathematics. The Committee for Developing Countries of the International Mathematical Union (2019 - 2022).
I have been
    Président de la Société Mathématique de France from June 2001 to June 2004.
    Vice-President of the CIMPA (Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées) from January 2005 to January 2009,
    Regional Scientific Officer (RSR Responsable Scientifique Régional) for India and Central and West Asia of the CIMPA (Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées): 2009-2011. I am now Consultant.
    Member (2011-2015), Chair (2013-2015) and now associate member of the Committee for the Developing Countries (CDC) of the European Mathematical Society (EMS)
    Member of the ERC Starting Grant Peer Review Panel 2011, Consolidator Grant Peer Review Panel 2013 and Consolidator Grant Peer Review Panel 2015
    Member of the Scientific Committee (Advisory) for the First Brazilian School in Number Theory and Physics. International Conference in Number Theory and Physics 15-26/06/2015 , Instituto de Matématica Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
    Membre du comité scientifique de l’École de recherche CIMPA-Oujda Théorie des Nombres et ses Applications, Oujda, 18-29 mai 2015.
    Membre du comité scientifique d’une École Mathématique en Afrique Cryptographie et Aspect Computationnels et Théoriques de la Théorie des Nombres Algébriques. Universidade de Cape Verde, Praia, Santiago - Cabo Verde, April 12 - 16, 2015.
    Member of the Scientific Committee of a SEAMS School Number Theory and Applications in Cryptography and Coding Theory, August 31 - September 8, 2015, Department of Computer Science at HCMC University of Science, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
    Member of the International Program Committee of the The Eighth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education in Developing Countries (8th ICSMEDC), Yangon University, December 4 - 6, 2015.
    Advisory committee SSFA 2016 , XVth Annual International Conference on Special Functions and Applications (ICSFA-2016), New Delhi (India), September 2016.
    Member of the International Program Committee of the The Ninth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education in Developing Countries, Mandalay University, November 2016.
    Member of the Advisory Board of the 6th International Conference and Workshop on Basic and Applied Sciences (6th ICOWOBAS), 18th - 19th March 2017, Salahaddin University, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.

    I am involved in the Cooperation in Mathematics between France and several countries. For academic reasons, I visited more than 70 different countries, and delivered lectures in most of them. I taught a number of courses at the Master level in Algeria, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Thailand, Vietnam. Further, I gave courses for CIMPA Research Schools in Nice (1983), Oujda (2009), Nepal (2010), Mali (2010), Congo Kinshasa (2011), Philippines (2013), Bénin (2014) Oujda (2015), Mauritania (2016), Vietnam (2016), Ivory Coast and Turkey (2017), Congo Kinshasa (2018). Furthermore, I lectured in Australia, Bhutan, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Myanmar, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA and in many places in Europe.

Students, descendants, co-authors, citations

The list of my 22 research students and 108 descendants is available on the Mathematics Genealogy Project website. Among my mathematical ancestors is Leonhard Euler.
The list of my 56 co-authors is available on the MathSciNet website.
A list of 193 publications and 769 citations by 430 authors is available from the MathSciNet Citation Database. Here is my profile according to MathSciNet. I wrote 265 reviews for Math Reviews (now MathSciNet).
A list of 200 publications including 16 Books is available from the zbMATH Database. Here is my profile according to zbMATH. My main field is number theory (191 publications); I also published papers in algebraic geometry (40), functions of a complex variable (15), functions of several variables and analytic spaces (13), special functions (10). 108 Publications have been cited 619 times in 392 Documents. I reviewed 337 documents for Zentralblatt (now zbMATH).
Google scholar gives a list of 3758 citations (874 since 2013).

Editorial Boards

    Acta Arithmetica.
    Springer Verlag: Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften.
    Advisory Board of Afrika Matematika (Springer Verlag)
    (World Scientific) Series on Number Theory and Its Applications.
    Chamchuri Journal of Mathematics.
    The Iranian Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Informatics.
    South Pacific Journal of Pure & Applied Mathematics.
    Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics, honorary editor.
    The Hardy Ramanujan Journal
    Advisory Board of the Journal of Prime Research in Mathematics (Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan).
    Advisory Board of the Journal of Nepal Mathematical Society (JNMS)
    Editorial Board of The Nepali Mathematical Sciences Report

Boards and Councils :

    IHES India Adviser (Chargé de mission pour l'IHÉS en Inde) — India Fund at IHÉS (2013– )
    Associate member (2016 - ) of the Committee for the Developing Countries (CDC) of the European Mathematical Society (EMS)
        (website for payment of CDC donations)
    Conseil scientifique de l'Institut Camille Jordan (2016 - ).
    Scientific council of the Roman Number Theory Association (RNTA).


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