Gender Equality Day in Mathematics

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:18

On July 8th 2016, the third "Gender Equality Day in Mathematics" gathered mathematicians at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris. The slides of the presentations will be available on the Web site of the Gender Equality Day.

The cartoonists Diti, Guillaume Monnain et Philip sketched the event. Take a look at their cartoons on the twitter account of the organizing association femmes et maths.

Ugo Boscain, ERC Proof of Concept Grants holder

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 15:16

Among the 44 grant holders of the ERC Proof of Concept Grant stands the French mathematician Ugo Boscain, Director of Research at the CNRS, for his project "An Artificial Visual Cortex for Image Processing".

ERC Proof of Concept Grants, worth €150,000 each, are open to ERC grant holders only. They constitute top-up funding to explore commercial or innovation potential of the results of ERC-funded researches. 


Chest physiotherapy and mathematical modelling

Submitted by Insmi on Sat, 07/02/2016 - 14:39
Lung of a child
Fig 1 :  This 3D-reconstruction of the lungs of a 6 years old child was performed thanks to images produced by a scanner.

Chest physiotherapy is a practise-based discipline. It is difficult to tell how the pressures performed on the chest by the practitionner actually affect the pulmonary secretions.