sadok picture Sadok Kallel

Chercheur Mathématicien, Enseignant, Université de Lille 1.

Laboratoire Painlevé
Université de Lille 1
Cité scientifique - Batiment M2
59655 - Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Office: M3-218C
Tel: +33 3-20 43 45 08
Fax: +33 3-20 43 43 02
E-mail: sadok.kallel [at]

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Current Position Director of the Mediterranean Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (Tunis, Tunisia).
Currently a visiting Professor at the American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Short Vitae I got my BSc in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, then my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stanford University. I spent three years of postdoc between the Centre de Recherche Mathematiques at Montreal, and the Fields Institute in Toronto. A lecturer at the University of British Columbia and a research fellow at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. Since 2000, I have been a Faculty at the University of Lille1, and a member of the Laboratoire Painlevé (Unité Mixte de Recherche, UMR-CNRS 8524).
Affiliations Founding Member of the Southern Mediterranean University in Tunis.
Member of the Groupement de Recherche GDR 2875, Topologie Algébrique et Applications.
Membre du GGTM (Groupement de topologie et de géométrie du Maghreb).
I've been in 2009 a CNRS research associate (i.e. délégation CNRS auprès du PIMS).
Research Area My fields of mathematical research and interest are in Algebraic Topology (string topology, homotopy theory, manifold theory) and in classical Algebraic Geometry (Riemann surfaces).
Recent research involves studying spaces of configurations on manifolds and their analogs; like permutation products, finite subset spaces and barycenter spaces. A common thread in much of my research is the topology of function spaces like loop spaces, holomorphic mapping spaces and spaces of embeddings. These are topics with applications to homotopy theory, mathematical physics (gauge theory, sigma models), non-linear analysis (problems of N-body type) and moduli spaces.

Instructive links about my area of research can be found here
Other Interests I have a strong interest in urban planning and in environment protection (mostly pertaining to Tunisia). I write newspaper articles from time to time. You can read me here
Research Papers Some of my Recent Publications Older publications can be found here
  • Some remarks on symmetric products of curves
    unpublished little paper (13 pp) (pdf)
  • Espaces de modules de courbes et la conjecture de Mumford
    Actes du Colloque annuel de la société mathématique de Tunisie (11pp). (ps) (pdf)
  • Homotopy aspects of Poincaré duality
    Oberwolfach Reports 2006. (pdf)
Recent Conferences
Post Docs Some colleagues who have had Postdocs with me at Lille:
  • Filippo Callegaro
  • Hossein Abbaspour
  • Jonathan Scott
  • Le Minh Ha
  • Paolo Salvatore