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Christoph Sorger

Professor of mathematics at Nantes University

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Curriculum Vitae

Christoph Sorger
Born 1964 in Freiburg (Germany)
Nationality: Austria


  • Thesis (PhD), 12/1991 at the Université Paris 7, Advisor: J. Le Potier
  • Habilitation, 01/1998 at the Université Paris 7
    Conformal field theories from an algebraic geometers viewpoint.


  • 2013 - 2017 Senior researcher CNRS (on leave)
  • 2012 - 2013 One year stay at the Max Planck Institut in Bonn, Germany
  • 2008 - 2009 One year stay at the University of Oxford, UK
  • 2004 - 2009 Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
  • Since 1999 Full professor at Nantes University
  • 1997 - 1999 Junior researcher CNRS, ENS Ulm, Paris
  • 1992 - 1997 Junior researcher CNRS, Institut de Mathématiques Jussieu, Paris

Scientific responsibilities (main)

  • Director of the Institut National des Sciences Mathématiques et de leurs Interactions (Insmi) of CNRS (2013-2017)
  • Coordinator LMJL of the excellence cluster Centre Henri Lebesgue founded by the mathematical Instituts in Nantes, Rennes and the École Normale Supérieure in Rennes. This project, with principal coordinator S. VÅ© Ngọc (Univ. Rennes 1) has been selected as investissements d’avenir in 2012.
  • ANR project selection committee, 2009 – 2011
  • Founder then director Fédération de Recherche n° 2962 Mathématiques des Pays de Loire, 2007 - 2012
  • Comité National du CNRS, section 01, 2004 – 2008
  • Director of the regional scientific program Matpyl (Mathématiques des Pays de Loire, 430k€), 2008-2010

Editorial responsibilities

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UMR n° 6629
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