Joceline Lega

Professor, Mathematics

Associate Head, Postdoctoral Programs

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Professor, BIO5 Institute

Professor, Public Health

I was born in Nice and educated in France. I studied at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, to which I was admitted in 1984. In 1985, I received a BS (Licence) and a MS (Maîtrise) in Physics, from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). At that point, I decided to pursue studies in the then burgeoning field of nonlinear dynamics and, in 1986, completed a post-graduate degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in Dynamical Systems and Turbulence at the Université de Nice. Three years later, in March 1989, I received my Ph.D (Doctorat) in Theoretical Physics from the University of Nice. In 1989, I was hired by CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research) and worked as a researcher first in the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University of Nice and then at the Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, based in Sophia Antipolis. Between 1990 and 1997, I established various collaborations with researchers in theDepartment of Mathematics at the University of Arizona, first as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a Visiting Assistant Professor. I was hired as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics by the University of Arizona in 1997, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2000, and to full Professor in 2006.

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Prerequisite Courses

Some computational skills are typically necessary.

Majors Considered

Mathematics, physics, computer science, life sciences.

Types of Opportunities

Description of Opportunity

No description given

Start Date

August 1997

End Date

January 2020

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