Institute of Mathematics


Prof. Dr. Michel Chipot

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Office: Y27J26
Field of Research:
Angewandte Mathematik


Personal data

  • Name: Michel Marie Chipot
  • Citizenship: Swiss, French


  • Thèse de 3ème cycle, 1975, University of Nancy I: On a conjecture in the elastic-plastic torsion problem
  • Thèse d'état, 1981, University of Paris VI: On some variational inequalities, flow in porous media (Advisor: H. Brezis)

Positions held

  • 1976-1977 Military service
  • 1977-1985 Assistant, Maitre Assistant (University of Nancy I)
  • 1981-1982 Visiting Assistant Professor (Brown University, USA)
  • 1983-1984 Visiting Associate Professor (University of Maryland, USA)
  • 1984-1985 Research Associate (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
  • 1985 Professeur (University of Metz)
  • 1987 Visiting Professor, 6 months (University of Minnesota)
  • 1987 Visiting Professor, 1 semester (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • 1990 Visiting Professor, 7 months (University of Minnesota)
  • 1992 Visiting Professor, 1 semester (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • 1995 Professor Ordinarius (University of Zürich)


Research Interests

  • Variational inequalities
  • Nonlinear problems
  • Elliptic equations and systems
  • Parabolic equations
  • Calculus of variations
  • Applications
  • Numerical Analysis
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Publications of the last five yearsComplete list see here
Manuscripts online