Alexandre Grothendieck

I finally decided to have a blog and I hope that i’ll be able to write, quite often. My first post will be very short.

When I was in high school, I’ve red a paper in Sciences et Vie, about a Mathematician that left the Scientific community and retired near the Pyrénées mountains.  Alexandre Grothendieck died last year and I will always remember two quotes from him:

  • Pas de concession, pas d’économie, pas de faux semblants, pas de raccourcis
  • La fécondité se reconnaît à la progéniture, et non par les honneurs

Since then, I try to stick to these advises…

You can read this nice article about him.

About me

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the NMPP departement at the Max Planck Institut für PlasmaPhysik in Garching, Munich, Germany.

Prior to this, I worked at the J.A. Dieudonné Laboratory in Nice and the CEA-Cadarache in France.

I held my Phd in Applied Mathematics from University of Strasbourg, with Pr. E. Sonnendrücker, actually, Head of the NMPP departement. I also held an engineering diploma from ENSIMAG, in Financial Mathematics (2006) and a Master 2 Research from Paris VI — Analyse Numérique et Equations aux dérivées partielles (2008).

During 2007, I worked at Fermat SAS (now, a part of Moody’s Analytics)  on Credit Risk and Basel II agreements.

In this website, you’ll find some of my Research works. It is now a standard, that modern applied research can’t be done without complex scientific codes. I’m convinced that most of our work should be in an Open access (under some GPL, MIT, Cécil or equivalent licences). You can visit my profile in Github. Unfortunately, due to the publish or perish (stupid) rule, some of my work (and the most important) is still private.

Please feel free to leave comments or ask questions about my work or the methods/tools I’m using. You can also visit our new community Comics for Computational Plasma Physics.

Thanks for reading me,