Faces of women in mathematics... from all over the world

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:24

On International Women's Day, the Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) published the video "Faces of women in mathematics": 146 clips featuring 243 women in mathematics from 36 countries speaking 31 different languages.

Click here to view the video

A new mathematics museum is taking shape in Paris

Submitted by Insmi on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:35

A place for research, sharing, conveying knowledge and communicating, the future Maison des mathématiques, which is also dedicated to theoretical physics, is located in the heart of Paris, in an exceptional building belonging to Sorbonne Université, one with a rich history and dedicated to scientific teaching and research.

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