The Chancellor's Professorship
The Chancellor's Professorship is awarded to one distinguished researcher coming to MSRI for a program each year. The holder of this chair is paid a salary by the University, and teaches one graduatelevel course on an advanced research topic during the semester of the program. In this way the range of graduate courses is increased, and Berkeley students and faculty have the opportunity to hear from a worldclass expert who would not ordinarily be present in the department.
Each of the programs Organizing Committees nominates a candidate or candidates the year before the program is in residence at MSRI. The candidates are chosen both for their excellence in research and their excellence in teaching. The candidates are reviewed for quality by the Scientific Advisory Committee at its November meeting, and a final choice among the candidates is made by the Berkeley mathematics department.
Professors

Jason Lotay
202223
Analytic and Geometric Aspects of Gauge Theory 
Gérard Ben Arous
202122
Universality and Integrability in Random Matrix Theory and Interacting Particle Systems 
Thomas Alazard
202021
Mathematical Problems in Fluid Dynamics 
François Labourie
201920
Holomorphic Differentials in Mathematics and Physics 
Wilfrid Gangbo
201819
Hamiltonian Systems, from Topology to Applications through Analysis 
Barbara Fantechi
201718
Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers 
Tatiana Toro
2016–17
Harmonic Analysis 
Pierre Raphael
2015–16
New Challenges in PDE: Deterministic Dynamics and Randomness in High and Infinite Dimensional Systems 
Peter Scholze
2014–15
New Geometric Methods in Number Theory and Automorphic Forms 
Yann Brenier
2013–14
Optimal Transport: Geometry and Dynamics 
Dylan Thurston
2012–13
Cluster Algebras 
James Propp
2011–12
Random Spatial Processes 
Gunther Uhlmann
2010–11
Inverse Problems and Applications 
Denis Auroux
2009–10
Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology 
Richard Melrose
2008–09
Singular Spaces 
Michel Broué
2007–08
Representation Theory of Finite Groups and Related Topics