Léo Girardin

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Léo Girardin
Laboratoire de Mathématiques d’Orsay
Université Paris Sud, CNRS
Université Paris-Saclay
91405 Orsay Cedex
Office: 2G1
E-mail address: myfirstname.mylastname@math.u-psud.fr
The beautiful Iguazu Falls and some dude right in front of them.

Curriculum vitae

Here is an English version, there is a French version.

To be brief, my current position is postdoctoral fellow at Université Paris-Sud, funded by the Fondation Mathématiques Jacques Hadamard and mentored by Danielle Hilhorst.

Research interests

My mathematical self currently leans toward reaction–diffusion partial differential equations and systems and mathematical models for population biology problems. In particular, I am interested in long-time qualitative behaviors: persistence, extinction and especially propagation phenomena (asymptotic spreading, traveling wave solutions and generalizations of these notions).

Secondary focuses worth mentioning are principal eigenvalues of parabolic and elliptic operators, non-local parabolic and elliptic PDEs, free boundary problems, singular limits and mathematical models for social sciences.

On the biological side, I have studied models of competitive displacement, territorial expansion, evolution of dispersal and spatial sorting in expanding ranges, populations structured both in space and age, CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive reversal.


I was co-organizer of the SIMBAD biomathematics seminar and lead organizer of its first meeting (May 24th, 2016, LJLL, Paris).


My PhD was entitled Propagation phenomena and reaction–diffusion systems for population dynamics in homogeneous or periodic media and supervised by Grégoire Nadin and Vincent Calvez. You can find the manuscript here.

Research articles (with arXiv links)



Research presentations



The slides of any talk I gave in the past are available on demand (simply email me). I am not uploading them on the web (anymore) because 1) it would consume too much disk space on the long term and 2) the n+1-th talk being most of the time an upgrade of the n-th talk, it seems pointless to provide the slides of both.



During my PhD, I was tutoring (“Chargé de Mission d’Enseignement” in French) at UPMC, assigned to multivariable calculus courses (“UE 2M216” and “UE 2M256”).

Pedagogical material (in French): in order to help the students, I revised the preexisting list of exercises and added indications for the students having difficulties:

Miscellaneous might-be-interesting stuff

My ORCID profile (0000-0001-8201-2053).

My Publons profile.

I am among the Nonlinearity Outstanding Reviewers of 2018.

I have a master degree in epistemology. The science studies, in its most general sense, still interest me strongly. I am inclined to discuss with anyone and to learn more about, for instance, the sociology of mathematics (a reference (in French)) or the history of population dynamics (a reference).

I am a PhD Comics reader.

A fancier website will replace this austere page. Someday. (At least, web accessibility is not an issue here.)

During my free time, I practice and teach aikibudo (black belt 3rd dan).

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