Manuel de León


Manuel de León (Zamora, 1953) is Research Professor in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), where he was the founder of the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), and is currently its Director; He is currently member of the Executive Board of the International Council for Science (ICSU). He is a Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences and a Member of the Canarian Academy of Sciences.

Manuel de León  received his Master Degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) and then the PhD degree in 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 (more than 250 papers and 4 monographs). He is currently a member of a number of Editorial Boards and Scientific Committees and founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Geometric Mechanics. He was also co-founder and Director of La Gaceta de la RSME (1998-2004).

He has a large experience in evaluation, not only in Mathematics; indeed he has been member of different committees: Committee of Physical and Engineering Sciences, CSIC, 2001-2008; Coordinator of Mathematics of the Spanish Agency for Evaluation and Prospective-ANEP, 2003-2005; Representative for Experimental Sciences of the Advisory Committee for Evaluation and Prospective, 2005-2010; European Science Foundation, 2006-2012; Expert of the Spanish Agency for Academic Assessment (ANECA); Chair of the Committee for Experimental Sciences of UNIBASQ (2012-2015).

 De León has served to the Spanish mathematical community as Vice President of the Real Sociedad Matemática Española (1996-2005); Coordinator for the World Mathematical Year 2000 in Spain; President of the Spanish Committee of Mathematics (CEMAT), 2004-2007. He also has served to the international mathematical community as Chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2006, Madrid, and Member-at-large of the Executive Committee of IMU, 2007-2014. 


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100xCIENCIA Communicating Frontier Science. La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain), October 2015
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