Marc Pouget

It is always too late to work on urgent cases, but there should always be some time to work on important problems, join Slow Science.


I am researcher (CRHC, HDR) at  INRIA Nancy, I work in the GAMBLE project-team in the  LORIA lab common to CNRS, INRIA and Université de Lorraine.

I’m interested in computational geometry with an algebraic flavour. In particular, I’m investigating symbolic (computer algebra) and numeric methods for the computation of the topology and the geometric approximation of curves and surfaces. My work goes from algorithm design and complexity analysis up to software development.

Short bio

J’habite ma propre maison,
Je n’ai jamais imité personne en rien
Et – je me ris de tout maître
Qui n’a su rire de lui-même.

Nietzsche – Le gai savoir

  • 2006-today Researcher at INRIA Nancy Grand Est
  • 2006 Postdoc at Freie Universitat Berlin with Konrad Polthier
  • 2002-2005 PhD Student in Prisme/Geometrica team, INRIA Sophia.  Advisor: Frédéric Cazals
  • 1998-2002 Mathematics teacher in high school in France.
Nous ne voyons pas le monde tel qu’il est, mais tel que nous sommes.
Emmanuel Kant


The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
Bertolt Brecht



Ne craignez pas la perfection. Vous n’y parviendrez jamais !
Salvador Dali – Le journal d’un génie

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.

LED ZEPPELIN – Stairway To Heaven


  • 2014-2018 ANR JCJC SingCAST  (Singular Curves and Surfaces Topology) with Guillaume Moroz. The objective of our project is to intertwine further symbolic/numeric approaches to compute efficiently solution sets of polynomial systems with TOPOLOGICAL and geometrical guarantees in the SINGULAR case.
  • Participant of ANR Présage  2011-2015
  • Participant of ANR Aspag 2017-2021

All the past we leave behind,
We debouch upon a newer mightier world, varied world,
Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march,
Pioneers! O pioneers!

We detachments steady throwing,
Down the edges, through the passes, up the mountains steep,
Conquering, holding, daring, venturing as we go the unknown ways,
Pioneers! O pioneers!

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass