Manuel De León
Manuel de León was born in Requejo, Zamora, Spain, in 1953. He obtained his M.S. degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), and his Ph.D. degree from the same university in 1978. His work has been mainly devoted to the study of differential geometry and its applications to mechanics and mathematical physics (with more than 200 papers and 3 monographs). He has been the Advisor of 8 Ph.D. students, and is currently a member of several editorial boards and scientific committees, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geometric Mechanics (AIMS). He is a Research Professor at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and was the Chief of the Department of Mathematics (CSIC) during 2000–2007. He was also the Vice Director of the Institute of Mathematics and Fundamental Physics (CSIC) during 1992–1998. Currently, he is the Director of Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, a joint research institute between the CSIC and three universities of Madrid, UAM, UCM, and UC3M. He founded the series of International Fall Workshops on Geometry and Physics. He was the Refounder and Vice President of Real Sociedad Matemática Española (RSME), Director of La Gaceta de la RSME, and Coordinator of the Spanish Committee for the World Mathematical Year 2000. He was the President of the Spanish Committee for Mathematics during 2004–2007, and President of the International Congress of Mathematicians ICM2006-Madrid. He is currently a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Mathematical Union. He is also a member of several national and international committees for assesment of science in Spain and Europe (PESC Committee of the ESF).
Biography Updated on 19 June 2008