Institutional News

Latest news about the negotiations of the Couperin consortium with Springer

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:16

The National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), together with the Direction de l’Information des sciences et techniques (DIST) of the CNRS addressed their communities a piece of information regarding the negotiation in process between the Couperin consortium and Springer.

The President of the French Republic inaugurates the Institut de Mathématique d'Orsay near Paris

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:14

On October 25th, 2017, the building of the Institut de mathématique d'Orsay (IMO) was inaugurated. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, was present. The IMO gathers three types of services :

  • the maths laboratory "Laboratoire de mathématiques d'Orsay" (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud),
  • teaching facilities,
  • the Jacques Hadamard library, which is a reference library in mathematics supported by both CNRS and Université Paris-Sud,

thus yielding a cluster for mathematics.

Two physicists were awarded the CNRS Gold Medal

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:01

The highest French scientific distinction, the CNRS Gold Medal was awarded this year to the physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour, for their major contributions to the detection and analysis of gravitational waves. They received this prize during a ceremony at the Collège de France on December 14 , 2017. The two physicists succeed mathematician Claire Voisin, winner of the 2016 Gold Medal.

Vladimir Voevodski died on September 30th, 2017

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

A Professor at the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, since 2012, Vladimir Voevodsky worked on the homotopy theory of schemes, algebraic K-theory, and interrelations between algebraic geometry, and algebraic topology.

He was awarded the 2002 Fields Medal “especially for his work on motivic cohomology and homotopy theory for algebraic varieties and his proof of the Milnor conjecture.”

More info on the IAS website

Stephane Mallat is appointed Professor at the Collège de France

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:28

We're happy to announce that the French mathematician Stéphane Mallat is appointed Professor at the Collège de France as of January 2018 on the Data Science Chair. He will hold his inaugural lecture on January 11th and give a lecture course entitled "Learning and the Curse of Dimensionality".