"Women of Mathematics throughout Europe" hosted at Cirm

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:40

women of maths​Thirteen portraits offering an unusual insight into mathematics... The Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (Cirm) in Marseille Luminy (France) will host the exhibition "Women of Mathematics throughout Europe, a gallery of portraits" as of March 6th, 2017 for International Women Day.

Project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:33

A project entitled "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences : How to Measure It, How to Reduce It ?" was approved by the International Council for Sciences (ICSU) for the years 2017-2019. The project will produce sound data to support the choices of interventions that ICSU and member unions can feasibly undertake. It will provide evidence for informed decisions, including trends and will provide easy access to materials proven to be useful in encouraging girls and young women to study and work in these fields.

Quantum Engineering Grenoble - PhD Program 2017

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:10

"Quantum Engineering Grenoble" (QuEnG) is a three-year interdisciplinary PhD program funded by the Idex-UGA. It aims to foster high-level research at the interface between physics, mathematics, computer sciences, social sciences, humanities, or with industrial coaching.

10 PhD scholarships will be attributed on the following topics:

"When Numbers Fail Justice"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:51

The figures presented in legal cases are sometimes based on a misleading or ill-conceived use of mathematics. CNRS News asked the mathematician Leila Schneps (IMJ-PRG laboratory in Paris, France) to explain the phenomenon. "There are many ways to misuse mathematics, and not only through calculation errors. Very often, it is a matter of failing to understand the meaning of perfectly accurate mathematical results"... Read the full article on the CNRS News website.

"Soccer: What are the Chances?"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:32

R. Chetrite, R. Diel, and M. Lerasle, researchers at LJAD laboratory in Nice (France), just published "The Number of Potential Winners in Bradley-Terry Model in Random Environment" in Annals of Applied Probability. CNRS News explains how the mathematicians dealt with probabilities to help explain—and predict—why weaker teams sometimes come out on top.

Link to CNRS News article