Researchers from Reims university (France) recently modelled the biodiversity of a socio-ecological system of the forest of the Ardennes (France). Their work aims to simulate the evolution of a tree population in that forest, in order to analyse the influence of climatic changes on its behavior.
Maths in interactions
The application process to the 2017 Math-Business PhD Prize is now launched, with a deadline on July 7th, 2017.
This PhD prize amount is 2000 euros and was awarded for the first time in 2013 under the aegis of the 3 french Mathematical Societies (SFdS, SMAI , SMF). It aims at honouring a PhD thesis which was partly elaborated in an enterprise and yielded both valuable mathematical results and efficient ones for the enterprise.
The 6th Math Employment Forum will take place in Paris on December 13, 2017 at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris.
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 !
Modelling-Simulations-Optimization (MSO) initiatives aim to favour interaction between calculus expertise in French mathematical laboratories and the industrial world. French MSO initiatives are about to set up as a network in order to enhance their visibility and to better fulfil the enterprises' expectations.
"Quantum Engineering Grenoble" (QuEnG) is a three-year interdisciplinary PhD program funded by the Idex-UGA. It aims to foster high-level research at the interface between physics, mathematics, computer sciences, social sciences, humanities, or with industrial coaching.
10 PhD scholarships will be attributed on the following topics:
The figures presented in legal cases are sometimes based on a misleading or ill-conceived use of mathematics. CNRS News asked the mathematician Leila Schneps (IMJ-PRG laboratory in Paris, France) to explain the phenomenon. "There are many ways to misuse mathematics, and not only through calculation errors. Very often, it is a matter of failing to understand the meaning of perfectly accurate mathematical results"... Read the full article on the CNRS News website.
Carlo de Franchis, Gabriele Facciolo and Enric Meinhardt-Llopis, of the image processing group at CMLA (Centre de Mathématiques et de leurs applications | CNRS & ENS Cachan), win the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) sponsored challenge on 3D reconstruction from satellite images.