Pascal Auscher has been a Professor of Mathematics since 1995, first at Université de Picardie Jules Verne, and then at Université Paris-Sud since 2002. He is specialized in harmonic analysis and contributed both to the wavelet theory and partial differential equations. He was involved in proving the Kato conjecture, a conjecture formulated in the sixties by a Japanese mathematician concerning the physics of inhomogeneous media. He published about a hundred publications and has many international collaborations. He is also in the editorial board of outstanding mathematical journals. He held invited positions in several prestigious universities overseas.
Along with his research, he headed the Laboratoire amiénois de mathématique fondamentale et appliquée (LAMFA) between 2000 and 2002. From 2006, he was in charge of assessing laboratories and training programs in his discipline on behalf of the French Ministry of Research before becoming (from 2007 to 2009) a scientific representative at the former AERES (agency for the evaluation of research and higher education).
A member of the scientific board of the CNRS National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (Insmi) between 2010 and 2014, Pascal Auscher also coordinated an International Associated Laboratory with Australia, prior to becoming Director of the Insmi in August 2017.