Cours spécialisés

This series puts maths lessons for Ph D students at the public disposal. The texts aim at first year post graduate students, as well as researchers wishing to widen their mathematical horizons.

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The series Cours Spécialisés aims to put math lessons for PhD students at the public disposal. The books are intented to first year post graduate students, but they are also of interest for researchers wishing to widden their mathematical horizon. All fields of mathematics are covered, and most of the books contain exercises.

Authors who wanted to submit a text to Cours Spécialisés should send their project under the form of a detailed summary to the editorial commitee.


Economic model — Since June 2022, the books of the collection Cours Spécialisés are published under the Buy-to-Open model (B2O), model that aims at opening the SMF collections of books. This is made possible thanks to the support of French institutions (Fond National pour Science Ouverte).
More details here.

Editorial committee

editorial Secretary


  • Sophie Grivaux
    Laboratoire Paul Painlevé, UMR 8524, université de Lille


  • Oriane Blondel
    Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon
  • Romain Dujardin
    LPSM. Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
  • Céline Esser
    Université de Liège
  • Cyril Houdayer
    Université Paris-Saclay
  • Cécilia Lancien
    Université de Grenoble
  • Thierry Lévy
    LPSM, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
  • Simon Riche
    Université de Clermont-Ferrand
  • Gabriel Rivière
    Université de Nantes
  • Barbara Schapira
    Université de Rennes

Odile Boubakeur

Cours Spécialisés
Société Mathématique de France
11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie 
F-75231 Paris cedex 05, France
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