Sylvie Benzoni will start as the new Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris on 1st January. Founded in 1928, the IHP is a highly prestigious centre of mathematics, an institutional member of the EMS, and an ERCOM Centre (European Research Centres in the Mathematical Sciences).
Sylvie Benzoni is an internationally recognised expert in partial differential equations as they relate to fluid dynamics and phase transitions. She has been a professor at the Université Claude Bernard in Lyon since 2003, and director the of the Institut Camille Jordan since 2016. She is also a serving member of the EMS's Committee for Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics.