A workshop on Geometry and Analysis for Gérard Besson's sixtieth Birthday
30 May-4 Jun 2016 Χώρα, Σαμοθράκης (Greece)

General Informations

Gérard Besson's friends gather for his sixtieth birthday. They will discuss the mathematics that Gérard likes : differential geometry, analysis, topology...

The conference will be held in Samothrace, a greek island, from May 30th to June 4th, 2016.

Invited speakers

  • Richard Bamler, U. Cal. Berkeley.
  • Christophe Bavard, Bordeaux Univ.
  • Charalampos Charitos, Agricultural U. of Athens,
  • Fernando Codá Marques, Princeton Univ.
  • Jian Ge, BICMR
  • Pengfei Guan, Mc. Gill Univ. 
  • Matt Gursky, Univ. Notre Dame
  • Ursula Hamenstädt, Rienische-Friedrich-W.-Univ. Bonn
  • Hans J. Hein, Univ. Maryland
  • Gerhard Knieper, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum
  • Carlo Mantegazza, Univ. Stud. Napoli Frederico II
  • Rafe Mazzeo, Standford Univ.
  • Aaron Naber, Northwestern Univ.
  • Hugo Parlier, Fribourg Univ.
  • Stefano Pigola, Univ. Insubria, Como
  • Joan Porti, Univ. Autonoma Barcelona
  • Alessandro Savo, Sapienza Univ. Roma
  • Andrea Sambusetti, Sapienza Univ. Roma
  • Harish Seshadri, IISc Bangalore
  • Juan Souto, Univ. Rennes 1
  • Gang Tian, Princeton Univ.

Practical informations

To go to Samothrace:

The conference will  take place in the old olive mill of village of Chora.

There are few accomodation in the village of Chora, hence most participant will have to stay close by the sea. We will have buses taking the participant to the village and back. There is also a very nice camping near Therma. More informations to come.

The village of Chora is about 5km from Kamariotissa. Should you feel up to it, renting a bicycle is a good option.

Some more informations:

  • Taxi from the airport to the city of Alexandroupolis is about 10€ (fare on the counter + 3euros)
  • The docks were the ferry leaves from is quite easy to find (close to the Faros)
  • Bring hiking shoes and swimwear

Any question can be addressed to besson60@sciencesconf.org.

Scientific Committee

  • Michel Boileau, Aix-Marseille Univ.
  • Gilles Carron, U. Nantes
  • Gilles Courtois, U. Paris 6


Organizing Committee

Julien Maubon U. Lorraine, Jean-Claude Picaud U. Tours, Stratos Prassidis Aegean U., Thomas Richard U. Paris Est Créteil, Samuel Tapie U. Nantes, Constantin Vernicos U. Montpellier 1. Honorary organiser: Gérard Besson.


ERC, Samothrace Island, Aegean Univeristy, Agence Nationale de la Recherche.


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Gérard at the BNF for a wide audience talk


 © Édouard Thomas

Samothraki Island


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