2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowships

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:58

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women and Science Fellowships were awarded. Among the 30 laureates stand two phD students in mathematics: Annalaura Stingo of the Laboratoire Analyse, Géométrie et Applications (CNRS, Univ. Paris-Nord, Univ. Vincennes-Saint-Denis) and Tahina Ralitera of the Laboratoire d’Informatique et de Mathématiques (University of La Réunion). Congratulations!

To check the list of the laureates

New Stanford graduate fellowship named for Maryam Mirzakhani

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:19

Stanford University received a gift to establish a graduate fellowship in memory of the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who died in July 2017.

The Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship will support graduate students in the Department of Mathematics.

As a donator puts it:

2017 - Celebrating the centenary of the death of Gaston Darboux

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:31
  • You can explore various aspects of Gaston Darboux's life and work - mathematics and geometry, but also his political commitment as a scientist - by following the links on this webpage.
  • The Institut Henri Poincaré organised a conference in historical sciences about Gaston Darboux on November 17th, 2017.
  • The Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI<

A new award to encourage mathematical dissemination towards the general public

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:49

As the Prix D'Alembert meets its 17th edition, the French Mathematical Society (SMF) decided to launch a second award, also amounting to 2000€ and awarded every two years, to encourage innovating actions of mathematical dissemination: the Prix Jacqueline Ferrand. 

For both awards, applications run until March 15th, 2018.

More info on the SMF website

Latest news about the negotiations of the Couperin consortium with Springer

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:16

The National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), together with the Direction de l’Information des sciences et techniques (DIST) of the CNRS addressed their communities a piece of information regarding the negotiation in process between the Couperin consortium and Springer.

The President of the French Republic inaugurates the Institut de Mathématique d'Orsay near Paris

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:14

On October 25th, 2017, the building of the Institut de mathématique d'Orsay (IMO) was inaugurated. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, was present. The IMO gathers three types of services :

  • the maths laboratory "Laboratoire de mathématiques d'Orsay" (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud),
  • teaching facilities,
  • the Jacques Hadamard library, which is a reference library in mathematics supported by both CNRS and Université Paris-Sud,

thus yielding a cluster for mathematics.