Olivier Lafitte

Education and diploma, awards, prizes:

  • 1999: Habilitation, Orsay.
  • 1990-1992: PhD Thesis in Mathematics at Paris XI (Orsay); supervisor: G. Lebeau.
  • 1990: Diploma of the Engineering School of Mines de Paris.
  • 1987: Diploma of Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
  • 1984-1987: Student at Ecole Polytechnique. Nominated in Corps National Superieur des Mines (1987)
  • 1987-1988: DEA (Master 2 degree) in Pure Mathematics at Orsay.
  • 1984-1985: Licence in Pure Mathematics at Université Bordeaux II.
  • 1982-1984: Classes préparatoires at Lycée Michel Montaigne à Bordeaux
  • 1983: Third Prize in the International Olympiads of Mathematics, Paris, France.
  • 1982: Second Prize of the High School National Competition in Mathematics (Concours général des Lycées)


  • 2019-2021: Head of the UMI-CRM at Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
          * 2017- : Advisor for financial matters of the Institut Galilée council.
  • 2017 (Spring) : Invited full Professor at the Mathematics Department of Indiana University Bloomington.
          * 2008-2016: Advisor for the board of the university on state financial resources

          * 2004- : Director of the Engineering School MACS
  • 2001- : Professor at the Mathematics Department of Paris North University.
  • 2001-2017 : Scientific advisor at Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (DEN-DM2S).
  • 1990-2001: Research engineer at Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique.
  • 1994-1995: Research fellow and lecturer at MIT, USA (funded by a grand of DRET and by MIT) under the supervision of Richard Melrose.