Dr Bonnemain was an undergraduate at the University of Bordeaux from 2011 to 2014 where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physics, before moving to Paris to study at the then Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan where he completed his master’s degree in 2016 (specialty PhyTEM during the first year, PCS during the second). He then obtained a PhD on the subject of Mean Field Game theory in 2020, under the joint supervision of Thierry Gobron (LPTM, University Cergy Paris) and Denis Ullmo (LPTMS, University Paris-Saclay).
Between 2020 and 2022 he worked as a Research Fellow at Northumbria University on Soliton Gas theory under the guidance of Professor Gennady El. He was awarded a bursary from the Cambridge Philosophical Society to fund his stay at the Isaac Newton Institute during the semester long programme HYD2 which he helped organise. He declined the EPSRC grant EP/W032759/1 to join King’s College as a Research Associate at the end of 2022, in order to work on the Generalised Hydrodynamics of soliton gases under the guidance of Professor Benjamin Doyon.
He primarily focuses on the interplay between integrability and many body systems, as well as on their application to various disciplines such as hydrodynamics, soliton theory, game theory and crowd dynamics. More specifically his research interests fall under four categories:
- Generalised Hydrodynamics, and the statistics of soliton gases
- Soliton gases in Korteweg - de Vries and Nonlinear Schrödinger equations
- Quadratic Mean Field Games and their integrability
- Pedestrian and dense crowd dynamics at both operational and tactical levels
In 2022 one of his papers on Mean Field Game theory and its application to crowd dynamics was featured in New Scientist (https://institutions.newscientist.com/article/2306528-game-theory-shows-how-people-crowd-on-trains-at-rush-hour/).