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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 to the 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".

The French mathematician Raphaèle Herbin is awarded the 2017 CNRS Medal of Innovation

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:22
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Raphaèle Herbin

This 56-year-old mathematician, a specialist in the numerical analysis of partial differential equations, serves as director of the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille (southeastern France).