The 2016 ERC Consolidator Grants laureates

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 16:53

The ERC announced the awarding of its Consolidator Grants to 314 top researchers in Europe. The funding, worth a total of €605 million, will give them a chance to have far-reaching impact on science and beyond. The grants fall under the 'Excellent Science' pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme.

5 French Mathematicians were awarded a ERC Consolidator Grant:

A chaos far wilder than expected

Submitted by Insmi on Sun, 11/27/2016 - 21:23

Dynamical systems appear in various domains such as fluid mechanics, economy or ecology. Such systems consist in a phase space which parametrizes a system and in evolution laws which describe the evolution of this system. The first examples of dynamical systems come from celestial mechanics, where the phase space consists in the set of positions and speed of each of the planets, and the evolution laws are given by the differential equations of Newton's fundamental principle.

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.