Riemannian Geometry Past, Present and Future: an homage to Marcel Berger

Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center (IHES)

Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center


35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France)

Marcel Berger greatly contributed to mathematics, through his own publications, for example on holonomy groups, symmetric spaces, curvature pinching and the sphere theorem, spectral geometry or systolic geometry. His influence goes far beyond his research papers. His books and surveys have inspired not only his students, but a much broader audience. Important features of Marcel Berger's mathematical heritage are also his seminar and his influence on the round tables organized by his friend Arthur L. Besse. Marcel Berger's Riemannian geometry seminar held at the Universite Paris VII in the nineteen-seventies and eighties, hosted lectures by both reputable mathematicians and young researchers. For the participants, it was a unique place for lively and informal mathematical discussions and exchanges, as well as inspiration.

AMS Notices is running a memorial article in the December issue, which is freely available online at
Editor's Note: Claude LeBrun has kindly assembled this memorial for Marcel Berger.

List of speakers:

Simon BRENDLE (Columbia University)
Robert BRYANT (Duke University)
Yaiza CANZANI GARCIA (University of North Carolina)
Gilles CARRON (Université de Nantes)
Jeff CHEEGER (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Karsten GROVE (Notre Dame University)
Colin GUILLARMOU (CNRS and Université Paris-Sud)
Ursula HAMENSTÄDT (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Dominique HULIN (Université Paris-Sud)
Bruce KLEINER (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Blaine LAWSON (Stony Brook University)
André NEVES (University of Chicago)
Dorothee SCHÜTH (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Robert YOUNG (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)

Organising Committee:

Pierre BÉRARD (Institut Fourier, Grenoble)
Gérard BESSON (CNRS & Université Grenoble Alpes)
Pierre PANSU (Université Paris-Sud)


Scientific Committee:

Werner BALLMANN (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)
Lionel BÉRARD BERGERY (Université de Lorraine)
Yves COLIN de VERDIÈRE (Université Grenoble Alpes)
Jacques LAFONTAINE (Université de Montpellier)



Marcel Berger Remembered
  • Adam Moreno
  • Alain Chenciner
  • Albert Wood
  • Alberto Roncoroni
  • Alcibiades Rigas
  • Alexis Michelat
  • Alix Deruelle
  • Andrei Moroianu
  • Apostolos Damialis
  • Arnaud Stocker
  • Ayan Roy Chowdhury
  • Bernard Malgrange
  • Bernardo Hipólito Fernandes
  • Bruno Colbois
  • Catriona Byrne
  • Charles Boubel
  • Christophe MARGERIN
  • Christophe Soulé
  • Daniel Ballesteros Chavez
  • David Tewodrose
  • Diego Corro Tapia
  • Duc Viet Vu
  • Eleonora Di Nezza
  • Emilio Lauret
  • Enno Kessler
  • Eric Toubiana
  • Erwann Delay
  • Fabian Lehmann
  • Florin Belgun
  • François Laudenbach
  • Gilles Courtois
  • Giona Veronelli
  • Gourab Bhattacharya
  • Grigori Avramidi
  • Guy Henniart
  • Gérard DUCHAMP
  • Hathout Fouzi
  • Hijazi Oussama
  • Hugues Auvray
  • Ilaria Mondello
  • Jacques GASQUI
  • Jan-Bernhard Kordaß
  • Jean-Michel Bismut
  • Jean-Paul PENOT
  • Jenny Swinson
  • Jerry Kazdan
  • Jesús Núñez-Zimbrón
  • Jian WANG
  • Jihyeon Lee
  • Joeri Van der Veken
  • John Burns
  • Joseph Hoisington
  • Joseph Yeager
  • Junyan CAO
  • Jérôme BERTRAND
  • Kael Dixon
  • Katie Gittins
  • Lakehal Belarbi
  • Laurent Mazet
  • Liane Valère
  • Luca Rizzi
  • Marc Chaperon
  • Marc soret
  • Marilena Moruz
  • Marina Ville
  • Masoumeh Zarei
  • Massy Soedirman
  • Melchior Wirth
  • Mounir Nisse
  • Nefton Pali
  • Ori Yudilevich
  • Paolo Piccinni
  • Patrick Browne
  • Patrick Foulon
  • Patrick Massot
  • Paul Gauduchon
  • Rabah SOUAM
  • Renato Bettiol
  • René Michel
  • Ricardo Mendes
  • Samir Bouslamti
  • Samuel Lin
  • Samuel Tapie
  • Samuël Borza
  • Sergio Zamora Barrera
  • Simon Salamon
  • Stanley Einstein-Matthews
  • Stefano marchiafava
  • Stephan Stadler
  • Stéphane Sabourau
  • Sylvestre (Sylvain) GALLOT
  • Terblanche Delport
  • Thomas Banchoff
  • Thomas Richard
  • Tristan Ozuch
  • Tu Tam Nguyen Phan
  • Udhav Fowdar
  • Vincel Hoang Ngoc Minh
  • Viviana del Barco
  • Wendy Goemans
  • Wolfgang Ziller
  • Yang Li
Contact: Elisabeth Jasserand