sadok picture Sadok Kallel

Mathematics Faculty, American University of Sharjah and Laboratoire Painlevé, Lille1, France.

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

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Main Responsibilities Director of the Mediterranean Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (Tunis, Tunisia).
Chief Editor of The Graduate Journal of Mathematics.
Associate Editor The Tunisian Journal of Mathematics.

Short Vitae I got my BSc in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, then my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stanford University. I spent some years of postdoc between the Centre de Recherche Mathematiques at Montreal, and the Fields Institute in Toronto. I then moved to University of British Columbia as a lecturer and a research fellow at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. In 2000 I was appointed at the University of Lille1, and became 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.

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 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    unpublished little paper (13 pp) (pdf)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
Ph.D. Students
Post Docs Some colleagues who have had Postdocs with me at Lille:
  • Filippo Callegaro
  • Hossein Abbaspour
  • Jonathan Scott
  • Le Minh Ha
  • Paolo Salvatore