On May 22nd started the three days of celebration for Abel Laureate Yves Meyer in Oslo.
Congratulations to Claire Voisin and János Kollár, laureates in equal shares of the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics, "for their remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the solution of long-standing problems that had appeared out of reach" !
On May, Wenesday 10th, an important part of the archives of Alexander Grothendieck will be put on line after an important work of digitization performed by Montpellier University. The documents which will be made available consist in unedited manuscripts representing most of Grothendieck's work between 1949 and 1991, mostly about algebraic geometry. After inventory and conservation measures, the digitization began in 2016 and 18 000 pages will be freely available on line.
Opening ceremony of the web site :
Anna Cadoret and her collaborators have recently proved the analogue of the celebrated theorem that Deligne published in 1980 [D80]. The latter was established for l-adic cohomology while the result of [CHT17] holds for étale cohomology with finite coefficients.
Can we predict how we shall earn when playing pinball? How could we mathematically modelize a pinball of infinite size? Actually, a pinball can be understood as a chaotic dynamical system, with close links to kinetic theory of gas.
On May 27th to May 30th 2017, the CIJM (Comité International des Jeux Mathématiques - International Comittee for Mathematical Games) organises the 18th edition of its annual Fair "Salon Culture et jeux mathématiques" (Fair for Mathematical Culture and Games).
What are the mathematics behind the results of the physicists David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz, for which they were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize? The French mathematician Mathieu Lewin explains what topology has to do with it.
The Société Mathématique de France launches a mathematical challenge dedicated to undergraduates and graduates: 10 days to solve 10 mathematical problems, picked among research topics which have not yet yielded publications. A research challenge for younger students! Note that students may compete as teams of 1 to 3 candidates.
Concours SMF junior starts on May 2nd and closes on May 11th: teams may enrol until the last day of the competition. Click here for registration.
The program of the 18th European Women in Mathematics General Meeting will include a series of three lectures by Gigliola Staffilani of MIT and five plenary lectures by Shiri Artstein-Avidan (Israel), Ilse Fischer (Austria), Alice Guionnet (France), Frances Kirwan (UK), Maryna Viazovska (Switzerland and Ukraine).