The Gabriel Lamé Chair (visiting professorship) is a joint initiative of the French Embassy in the Russian Federation and the Saint-Petersburg State University. Its aim is to reinforce the scientific relations between the French and Russian mathematical communities. The chair is held by a mathematician employed by a French public institution.
L'Oréal Foundation, together with the UNESCO and the French Academy of Sciences, launches the call for proposals for the 2017 UNESCO/L’OREAL Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences. This project aims to encourage the development of women’s role in science. Since this programme was initiated in 2007, 170 young women received this fellowship.
On January 18th, 2017, the President of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Alain Fuchs presented to the press the report on the Scientific Assessment of the CNRS. This scientific assessment states several recommendations, which will help mature the action plan of the CNRS in the years to come.
France applied for the hosting of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 2022.
The Institut d'Estudis Catalans will host the "Abel in Barcelona" event on Monday the 16th of January from 12.30 - 17.00.
Carlo de Franchis, Gabriele Facciolo and Enric Meinhardt-Llopis, of the image processing group at CMLA (Centre de Mathématiques et de leurs applications | CNRS & ENS Cachan), win the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) sponsored challenge on 3D reconstruction from satellite images.