Paul Baird


Département de Mathématiques
Université de Brest
6, Avenue Victor Le Gorgeu
B.P. 809
29285 BREST Cedex

Office: H103
Office Phone: (0)2 98 01 67 20
Fax: (0)2 98 01 61 28

Research Interests

Talks available on the internet

Public lecture given under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Western Australia, October 7th 2015: How to define time without presupposing time?

Talk given at the workshop on geometric structures and equivalence problems Korean Institute of Advanced Study, April 2009: Conformal structure on a finite graph

Research Papers


Doctoral Students

Jean-Marie Burel completed his thesis in September 2000, entitled Structures géométriques sur les variétés et applications harmoniques. He obtained a postdoctoral fellowship as part of the European EDGE program to continue his research at the University of Lund in Sweden and currently holds a position at the University of Dundee.

Dantouma Kamissoko completed his thesis in October 2001, entitled Applications semi-conformes, l'optique géométrique et les applications harmoniques. He obtained a post of ATER at the University of Bretagne Occidentale, then at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie at Brest.  Subsequently he obtained a post of Maître Assistant at Bamako, Mali, and in 2012 was nominated Vice-Doyen of the new Université de Ségou in Mali.

Laurent Danielo completed his thesis in March 2004, entitled Structures conformes, harmonicité et métriques d'Einstein. He obtained a post of ATER at the University of Bretagne Occidentale for two years and currently teaches in the Academy of Versailles.

Seddik Ouakkas completed his thesis in June 2008 under the joint direction of myself and Ali Fardoun (Brest), entitled Applications biharmoniques : déformations conformes et théorèmes de Liouville.  He is now Maître de Conférences at the University of Saida in Algeria.

Mohammad Wehbe completed his thesis in November 2009, entitled Aspects twistoriels des applications semi-conformes.   He obtained a post at the IUFM at Rennes and susequently posts at the Université Libanaise and the Hariri Canadian University in Lebanon.  He now has a permanent position at the Université Libanaise.

Elsa Ghandour began her thesis in October 2014 in the domains of semi-conformal maps and Ricci solitons. 

Zena Hanna began her thesis in January 2017 entitled Orientation and colouring of graphs and spectal geometry, under the joint supervision of myself, Ali Fardoun and Amine El Sahili. 

Conference July 2008

Conformal Geometry: invariant theory and the variational method

Conference May 2005

Analytic Aspects of Problems in Riemannian Geometry 

The book : Analytic aspects of problems in Riemannian geometry: Elliptic PDEs, solitons and computer imaging based on themes of the conference has been published by the Société Mathématique de France, see here for details.

Conference July 2002

Harmonic maps, minimal surfaces and geometric flows

A book based on certain themes of the conference is published by Birkhauser.Click here for their publicity.


Course Notes

Année Universitaire 2015/2016

Année Universitaire 2016/2017

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