The foundation stone laying ceremony of the new building of the Centre international de rencontres mathématiques (Cirm) in Luminy-Marseille was held on May 17th, 2018. The expansion and renovation works will enable the CIRM to welcome & accomodate 70 more researchers from all around the world - i.e.
The Annales Henri Lebesgue is a generalist journal of mathematics, fully open access and free of author charges. A non-profit journal, it is supported by public institutions.
A place for research, sharing, conveying knowledge and communicating, the future Maison des mathématiques, which is also dedicated to theoretical physics, is located in the heart of Paris, in an exceptional building belonging to Sorbonne Université, one with a rich history and dedicated to scientific teaching and research.
Emmanuel Royer joins the INSMI as of February 2018, as a Scientific Deputy Director in charge of professional and skill-based networks, teaching, communication, dissemination and parity.
Catherine Matias joins the INSMI as of January 2018, as a Scientific Deputy Director in charge of the research units and research networks.
Stanford University received a gift to establish a graduate fellowship in memory of the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who died in July 2017.
The Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship will support graduate students in the Department of Mathematics.
As a donator puts it:
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.
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.
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 to the mathematician Claire Voisin, winner of the 2016 Gold Medal.