About the Unit
The UMPA (Unit of Pure and Applied Mathematics) is the Mathematics department of the École normale supérieure de Lyon, as well as a research laboratory of CNRS and INRIA.
The department currently has about 60 members, including faculties, postdocs, and visitors, working on major fields of pure and applied mathematics: Geometry, Groups, and Dynamical Systems; Partial Differential Equations and Modeling; Probability; Number Theory. Read more
 News
 Jun 20, 2017 Une conférence en l'honneur de JeanClaude Sikorav, Lyon, du 2 au 4 novembre 2017
 Forthcoming seminars
 Research areas

Geometry, Groups, and DynamicsThe concept of geometry evolved in the past two centuries, since the discovery of nonEuclidean and Riemannian geometries. Such geometries underwent a revolution with the work of Gromov and Thurston. Several members of the UMPA (...) Read more

Number TheoryThe research subjects of the members of the Number Theory group are in the domain of arithmetic geometry, going from number theory to algebraic geometry. Read more

PDE and ModellingThis team studies PDE from the theoretical and numerical viewpoints, for applications to Physics and Life Sciences (within the endowed INRIA team Numed). Read more

Probability theoryThe Probability Group investigates various topics such as: free probability, random graphs, random matrices, random media, stochastic partial differential equations. Read more