The Ennio De Giorgi Mathematical Research Centre
The Ennio De Giorgi Mathematical Research Centre was founded in 2001 by the three university institutions of Pisa: the University of Pisa, the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the Scuola Normale Superiore. The Centre is named after Ennio De Giorgi, who was one of the most prominent mathematicians of the last century, noted for having resolved one of the problems formulated by Hilbert at the start of the twentieth century, for his contributions to the theory of minimal surfaces, and for having developed the innovative theory of Gamma Convergence.
The centre's aims are the following:
* to host junior and senior researchers from Italy and abroad, with the idea of fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas, and of encouraging an interdisciplinary environment in research;
* to organize periods of research in strategic disciplinary areas - including pure mathematics, applications in the natural and social sciences such as physics, biology, finance and economics – bringing together scientists from Italy and abroad and providing an ideal environment for the training of researchers from developing countries;
* to promote new ideas and research in interdisciplinary studies;
* to promote the formation of collaborative research groups;
* to advance particular areas of mathematics, and their application to the natural and social sciences and to the industrial and technological arena.
Each year the Centre puts out calls for 3/4 two-year temporary research assistants, denominated “Junior Visiting Positions”, which are assigned by means of a rigid selection process.