Maths in interactions

Modelling a climatic and socio-ecological system

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:39

parcelle massif ArdennesResearchers 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.

Apply for the 2017 Math-Business PhD Prize!

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:52

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.

2016 'Le Monde' Research Prize

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:25

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.

Yves Meyer receives the 2017 Abel Prize

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:58

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".


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Congratulations to this remarkable mathematician !

Quantum Engineering Grenoble - PhD Program 2017

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:10

"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:

"When Numbers Fail Justice"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:51

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.

CMLA Wins 2016 IARPA Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge

Submitted by Insmi on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 14:18

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.