2017 - Celebrating the centenary of the death of Gaston Darboux

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:31
  • You can explore various aspects of Gaston Darboux's life and work - mathematics and geometry, but also his political commitment as a scientist - by following the links on this webpage.
  • The Institut Henri Poincaré organised a conference in historical sciences about Gaston Darboux on November 17th, 2017.
  • The Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI<

A new award to encourage mathematical dissemination towards the general public

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:49

As the Prix D'Alembert meets its 17th edition, the French Mathematical Society (SMF) decided to launch a second award, also amounting to 2000€ and awarded every two years, to encourage innovating actions of mathematical dissemination: the Prix Jacqueline Ferrand. 

For both awards, applications run until March 15th, 2018.

More info on the SMF website

Latest news about the negotiations of the Couperin consortium with Springer

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:16

The National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), together with the Direction de l’Information des sciences et techniques (DIST) of the CNRS addressed their communities a piece of information regarding the negotiation in process between the Couperin consortium and Springer.

The President of the French Republic inaugurates the Institut de Mathématique d'Orsay near Paris

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:14

On October 25th, 2017, the building of the Institut de mathématique d'Orsay (IMO) was inaugurated. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, was present. The IMO gathers three types of services :

  • the maths laboratory "Laboratoire de mathématiques d'Orsay" (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud),
  • teaching facilities,
  • the Jacques Hadamard library, which is a reference library in mathematics supported by both CNRS and Université Paris-Sud,

thus yielding a cluster for mathematics.

Two physicists were awarded the CNRS Gold Medal

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:01

The highest French scientific distinction, the CNRS Gold Medal was awarded this year to the physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour, for their major contributions to the detection and analysis of gravitational waves. They received this prize during a ceremony at the Collège de France on December 14 , 2017. The two physicists succeed mathematician Claire Voisin, winner of the 2016 Gold Medal.

The prizes awarded by the French Academy of Sciences have been announced

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:46

Several colleagues were awarded Prizes by the Frenche Academy of Sciences. Congratulations!

  • Grand Prix 2017

The Jacques Herbrand Prize in mathematics was awarded to Hugo Duminil-Copin, Laboratoire Alexandre Grothendieck (CNRS, IHES).

The Jacques-Louis Lions Prize was awarded to Denis Serre, Unité de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CNRS, ENS-Lyon).