Timo Jolivet


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the natural computing team (CANA) of the Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille (LIF), at Aix-Marseille Université. I am funded by the LabEx Archimède during 2016-2017.

During 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse at Université Paul Sabatier, funded by LabEx CIMI. During spring 2014, I was visiting Montanuniversität Leoben and TU Graz (Austria). I defended my PhD thesis in November 2013, under the co-supervision of Valérie Berthé (Université Paris Diderot, France) and Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland).

timo.jolivet ♫ lif.univ-mrs.fr
Mailing address
Parc scientifique et technologique de Luminy
163, avenue de Luminy - Case 901
13288 Marseille Cedex 9
Office location
Campus de Luminy, TPR1 building, gate G, 6th floor, office 617

CV (mars 2015, en français)


Scientific interests: symbolic dynamics, computability theory, fractal geometry, tilings, combinatorics on words.


  1. Topological substitutions and Rauzy fractals (with N. Bédaride, A. Hilion)
    Preprint, arXiv:1603.02790
  2. Decidability problems for self-induced systems generated by a substitution (with A. Siegel)
    Proceedings of MCU 2015, LNCS 9288, 3-16
  3. A numerical scale for non locally connected planar continua (with B. Loridant, J. Luo)
    Topology and its Applications 202 (2016), 21-39, arXiv:1411.6776
  4. Undecidability in self-affine sets and multi-tape automata (with J. Kari)
    Proceedings of MFCS 2014, LNCS 8634, 352-364, arXiv:1401.0705
  5. A combinatorial approach to products of Pisot substitutions (with V. Berthé, J. Bourdon, A. Siegel)
    Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems 36 (2016), no. 6, 1757-1794 , arXiv:1401.0704
    Proceedings of WORDS 2013, LNCS 8079, 58-70 (short version)
  6. Rauzy fractals with countable fundamental group (with B. Loridant, J. Luo)
    Journal of Fractal Geometry 1 (2014), no. 4, 427-447, MR, arXiv:1312.7829
  7. Critical connectedness of thin arithmetical discrete planes (with V. Berthé, D. Jamet, X. Provençal)
    Proceedings of DGCI 2013, LNCS 7749, 107-118 (short version), arXiv:1312.7820
  8. Consistency of multidimensional combinatorial substitutions (with J. Kari)
    Theoretical Computer Science 454 (2012), 178-188, MR, arXiv:1112.1841
    Proceedings of CSR 2012, LNCS 7353, 205-216 (short version)
  9. Substitutive Arnoux-Rauzy sequences have pure discrete spectrum (with V. Berthé, A. Siegel)
    Uniform Distribution Theory 7 (2012), no. 1, 173-197, MR, arXiv:1108.5574
  10. Connectedness of the fractals associated with Arnoux-Rauzy substitutions (with V. Berthé, A. Siegel)
    RAIRO Theoretical Informatics and Applications 48 (2014), no. 3, 249-266, MR, arXiv:1101.1784



Nicolas Bédaride, Valérie Berthé, Jérémie Bourdon, Arnaud Hilion, Damien Jamet, Jarkko Kari, Benoît Loridant, 罗俊 (Jun Luo), Xavier Provençal, Anne Siegel.

Programming with Sage

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2015-2016 (Univ Paul Sabatier):

2014-2015 (Univ Paul Sabatier):

2013-2014 (Univ Paris Diderot):

2012-2013 (Univ Paris Diderot):

2011-2012 (Univ Paris Diderot):