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).
The Brain Pool Program aims to enhance the R&D level of Korea by injecting foreign scientists with quality experience and knowledge into the domestic R&D field. Through various joint research activities done by researchers from home and abroad, the Program is expected to build long-term international cooperation network.
Laurent Fargues, Jean-François Le Gall, Benoît Perthame et Bertrand Toën, were awarded a ERC Advanced Grant. Congratulations to all four of them!
Julien Jouganous was awarded the 2016 'Le Monde' Research Prize for his PhD entitled Lung metastases growth modeling and simulation, which he did under the supervision of Olivier Saut at the Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP), and which he defended on September 2015, 23.