What are the mathematics behind the results of the physicists David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz, for which they were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize? The French mathematician Mathieu Lewin explains what topology has to do with it.
The Société Mathématique de France launches a mathematical challenge dedicated to undergraduates and graduates: 10 days to solve 10 mathematical problems, picked among research topics which have not yet yielded publications. A research challenge for younger students! Note that students may compete as teams of 1 to 3 candidates.
Concours SMF junior starts on May 2nd and closes on May 11th: teams may enrol until the last day of the competition. Click here for registration.
Laurent Fargues, Jean-François Le Gall, Benoît Perthame et Bertrand Toën, were awarded a ERC Advanced Grant. Congratulations to all four of them!
Julien Jouganous was awarded the 2016 'Le Monde' Research Prize for his PhD entitled Lung metastases growth modeling and simulation, which he did under the supervision of Olivier Saut at the Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP), and which he defended on September 2015, 23.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awards the 2017 Abel Prize to Yves Meyer, Centre de mathématiques et de leurs applications (CMLA, CNRS & École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay), "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets".
Congratulations to this remarkable mathematician !
Descartes' rule is one of the first main result of algebraic geometry. Formulated in 1637 in the appendix entitled "La Géométrie" of the famous "Discours de la Méthode" [S], this rule gives an upper bound of the number of positive roots of a polynomial of one real-valued variable. The formulation of a similar rule for multi-variate polynomials has gone through new developements with the works of Frédéric Bihan and his collaborators who propose in [BD] a new upper bound for the number of roots with positive coordinates.
The Interreg Sudoe Programme supports regional development in Southwest Europe financing transnational projects through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The Programme promotes transnational cooperation to solve common problems in Southwest Europe, such as low investment in research and development, weak competitiveness of the small and medium-sized enterprises and exposure to climate change and environmental risks.
The French Embassy and the FACE Foundation are launching the Thomas Jefferson Fund to support new, innovative collaborations between promising young researchers in France and the United States in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Humanities and Social Sciences (SSH) and Sciences for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-SSH projects). The Thomas Jefferson Fund will fund up to nine original, two-year collaborative projects, addressing the most pressing global challenges.
Béatrice de Tilière is a Professor at Paris-Est Créteil University and a member of the Laboratoire d’Analyse et de Mathématiques Appliquées (CNRS, Paris-Est Créteil University, Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée Universi