Permutation Tests : from Fisher's "Lady Tasting Tea Experiment" to the synchronisation detection in neuroscience

Submitted by Insmi on Sun, 11/27/2016 - 20:37
A cup of tea
Lady Tasting Tea Experiment

Random permutations have had a long history in statistic tests since Fisher, a century ago, investigated on whether a Lady could or could not determine which of the milk or the tea was first poured into the cup. The method of random permutations he developed yielded modern bootstrap approaches.

Promising young researchers: apply for the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum!

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:09

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum aims to create a scientific and informal platform to create links between 200 young researchers in mathematics and computer science from all around the globe and the laureates of prestigious prizes : the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M.Turing Award, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinn

Mathematics for Europe - Report of the open consultation

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 15:06

An online consultation on mathematics was carried out from 29 January to 15 May 2016 by the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT). It seeked to inform the future Horizon2020 Work Programme (2018-19-20) with innovative mathematical content. Two facts motivated this request: today’s digital society depends on mathematics and algorithms; and there is a vast pool of mathematical talent in Europe.

A Study on University-Business Cooperation in Europe

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:03

The European Union launches a public consultation on the Cooperation between higher education institutions and public and private organisations in Europe.

This survey especially concerns mathematicians who have had experience of contractual cooperation with the business/industrial  world, or have been in charge of development programs.

Link to the website of the inquiry.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 17:26

The U.S. National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the French National Research Agency (ANR), and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) announced the release of the program solicitation for Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS; NSF 16-607).

The next deadline for proposals will be December 19, 2016.

Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 16:18

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) instituted the “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award” in the year 2017 to recognize an Italian eminent scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of science and technology, thus improving Italy’s S&T relations with foreign countries and
with International Organizations.

Young mathematicians, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum is made for you !

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 09/30/2016 - 14:01
Laureates of mathematics and computer science meet the next generation

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum aims to create a scientific and informal platform to create links between 200 young researchers in mathematics and computer science from all around the globe and the laureates of prestigious prizes : the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M.Turing Award, the Fields