The Laboratory Fibonacci is an international research unit placed under the joint responsibility of the French CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa acting on behalf of the Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio de Giorgi. The agreement between CNRS and the SNS is concluded for a four-year term starting 1st January 2012.
The research unit is hosted by the Centro de Giorgi. At CNRS, it is affiliated to the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INSMI), under the code "Unité Mixte Internationale n° 3483 - Laboratoire Fibonacci".
The laboratory aims at allowing for better mathematicians’ mobility between France and Pisa, especially for medium-sized or longer stays, with a view to consolidate and structure the scientific exchanges, including at the level of students (through new partnerships for PhD thesis or student exchange programs). The scientific relationships between CNRS, Italian and especially Pisa’s mathematical community follow a long tradition, and it is the vocation of CNRS to maintain and develop its relationships with European research through more structured actions. This research unit will help coordinate the interactions with the Italian community in Mathematics, and also in Theoretical Physics and Computer Sciences.
As of the date of creation of the Laboratory Fibonacci, its permanent members are
• Stefano Marmi (director), professor at the SNS,
• David Sauzin (deputy director), researcher at CNRS,
• Luigi Ambrosio, professor at the SNS,
• Ferruccio Colombini, professor at the Pisa university,
• Mariano Giaquinta, professor at the SNS.
The Laboratory Fibonacci is open to all areas of Mathematics and their Interactions, including Theoretical Physics and Computer Sciences. Among the first themes to be developed in the laboratory, the following ones have been identified in the field of Analysis and Dynamical Systems: Theory and application of optimal transportation, Flows associated with vector fields of little regularity, Semiclassical limits, Singularities and concentration in variational problems, Phase Space Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Perturbation theory in dynamical systems, Near-integrable Hamiltonian systems, Resurgence, mould calculus and Hopf algebras.