About me

I am Director of the CNRS National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI) since August 2021. I am currently seconded to the CNRS as a Senior Researcher and member of the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse - UMR 5219. My research topics concern mathematical and numerical analysis as well as scientific computing. I am particularly interested in the derivation of accurate and efficient numerical schemes to compute solutions to partial differential dispersive equations. One of my other favorative topic of research concerns analysis of transparent and absorbing boundary conditions.

I was head of CIMI LabEx, International Center of Mathematics and Computer Science of Toulouse from 2014 to 2021.

  • Applied mathematics
  • Scientific computing
  • Numerical analysis
  • Habilitation Thesis, 2004

    Toulouse 3 University

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, 1998

    Bordeaux University

Recent Publications

(2023). An implicit time integration approach for simulation of corona discharges. HAL.

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(2023). The logarithmic Bramson correction for Fisher-KPP equations on the lattice $\mathbb{Z}$. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.

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(2022). Perfectly Matched Layers Methods for Mixed Hyperbolic--Dispersive Equations. Water Waves.

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(2022). Asymptotic behavior of nonlocal bistable reaction-diffusion equations. AIMS DCDS-B.

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Recent & Upcoming Talks

Short CV

Christophe Besse

French citizen
Born May 23th 1971, Angoulême, France
Married, 3 children



Funded projects

  • Member of the ANR Nabuco , (2018-2021)
  • Member of the ANR Moonrise , (2015-2019)
  • Member of the ANR Bond , (2013-2017)
  • Co-PI of the ANR Becasim (2013-2016), Méthodes Numérique program
  • Member of the ANR LODIQUAS (2012-2014), Blanc International program
  • PI of the ANR Iodissee (2009-2013), Cosinus program, Conception et Simulation, funded by the ANR Agency
  • Co-PI of the ANR MicroWave (2009-2013), Blanc program, funded by the ANR Agency