France applies for the organisation of the 2026 International Congress of Mathematicians

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:35

Each International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the opportunity for the world mathematics community to come together and take stock of the most promising research perspectives of the moment. For sure, the human dimension of such an event is unmatched for mathematicians: an ICM is indeed one of the rare moments when all generations and all disciplines have the opportunity to exchange.

Call for applications: Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize 2019

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:18

The French Académie des sciences and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan award the Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize every year to a team of French and Taiwanese researchers for their contribution to scientific research of interest to both regions. The laureates are expected to foster scientific exchange between the two regions, for example, by organizing conferences and symposia.
The amount of the Prize is 38,200 €.

Application deadline: June 28, 2019

2019 Marc Yor Prize

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:28

The 2019 Marc Yor Prize is jointly awarded to Rémi Rhodes and Vincent Vargas for their works on multiplicative chaos and Liouville quantum gravity. Congratulations !

Rémi Rhodes is a Professor at Aix-Marseille Université and a member of the Institut de mathématiques de Marseille (I2M - CNRS, Ecole centrale Marseille & Aix-Marseille Université).

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Research Collaboration Program between NTU Singapour and the CNRS

Submitted by Insmi on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:13

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are launching a joint call intended to fund up to 3 years of a PhD fellowship or a postdoctoral fellowship in the frame of joint research projects.

 Application deadline : April, 10th.

About the works of Jean-François Le Gall, laureate of the 2019 Wolf Prize in Mathematics

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:09

The Wolf Prize for Mathematics, the third most prestigious distinction in Mathematics after the Abel Prize and the Fields Medal, has been awarded in 2019 jointly to Jean-Francois Le Gall from the University Paris Sud "for his profound and elegant works on stochastic processes", and to Gregory Lawler from Chicago University.

Inverse Problems in Nonimaging Optics

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:43

In a recent work, Quentin Mérigot, Jocelyn Meyron and Boris Thibert developed an algorithm which enables to conceive and to build a whole series of optical components, lenses or mirrors, capable of transferring light radiation in an optimal and precise way. Their work is based on new numerical methods which prove very efficient to solve certain optimal transport problems.

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