Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon has been appointed President ad interim and will be in office from 27 July 2020 until the next ERC President is selected and takes up duties. He was the President of the European Research Council from January 2014 until December 2019. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) from 1994 till 2013. This international research institute located near Paris, France, was built as the European counterpart of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was also the first ERC Panel Chair in Mathematics, for Starting Grants.
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