The André Parent Prize honours a research work led by a group of young mathematicians of secondary and high school. The research may or may not be supervised. It should handle a scientific subject in which mathematics play an important role. The selection committee takes into account the relevancy of the subject chosen, the mathematical skills of the candidates, as well as the capacity to present their subject to a general public audience.
Upon its 30th anniversary, femmes&mathématiques organises a conference entitled: "Teaching mathematics: what differences between boys and girls?", which will take place on September 29th-30th, 2017 at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris.
The next European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) will take place in Firenze (Italy) on April 9th-15th, 2018.
The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is an international mathematics competition similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, with two papers taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of school age. EGMO was first held in 2012.
Researchers from Reims university (France) recently modelled the biodiversity of a socio-ecological system of the forest of the Ardennes (France). Their work aims to simulate the evolution of a tree population in that forest, in order to analyse the influence of climatic changes on its behavior.
The Grothendieck archives in Montpellier university contain unpublished manuscripts, particularly dealing with algebraic geometry, which account for the major part of Grothendieck's works between 1949 and 1991.
The association Séphora Berrebi, recently created in memory of Emmanuelle and Gérald Berrebi's daughter, offers a scholarship for young females researchers.
The Federal University of the state of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil, together with the General Consulate of France in Rio de Janeiro, launch a program of Chairs enabling the UNIRIO to host two French professors or researchers in Rio de Janeiro for 60 days or more, starting on July 2017.
Application deadline on June 15th, 2017.
More information on the Insmi's French website
PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. They work independently and have a team of their own.
Congratulations to Claire Voisin and János Kollár, laureates in equal shares of the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics, "for their remarkable results in many central areas of algebraic geometry, which have transformed the field and led to the solution of long-standing problems that had appeared out of reach" !
On May, Wenesday 10th, an important part of the archives of Alexander Grothendieck will be put on line after an important work of digitization performed by Montpellier University. The documents which will be made available consist in unedited manuscripts representing most of Grothendieck's work between 1949 and 1991, mostly about algebraic geometry. After inventory and conservation measures, the digitization began in 2016 and 18 000 pages will be freely available on line.
Opening ceremony of the web site :