Pierre Degond is currently a Chair Professor in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London. Before joining the College, he was at the “Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse” in France where he held a Senior Researcher position from the French Research Centre CNRS.
Pierre Degond was trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and his first appointment was in Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau as a Junior Researcher at CNRS. He was then appointed as a full Professor in Ecole Normale Superieure of Cachan before joining back the CNRS in Toulouse where he founded the Applied Math group. He moved to Imperial College in October 2013.
He is interested in collective dynamics, decision making and self-organization in complex systems arising from biology and social sciences. His methods combine analysis, asymptotic theory and multiscale numerical techniques. His earlier interests were in plasma physics, rarefied gas dynamics and semiconductor modeling.
He has been awarded the Jacques-Louis Lions prize 2013 of the French Academy of Sciences and he is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.