Popularisation and dissemination of Mathematics

Submitted by Insmi on Sat, 07/02/2016 - 18:20

The dissemination of mathematical culture is one of the missions of researchers and academics. The network for the dissemination of mathematics Autour de la Diffusion des Maths (AuDiMath - GDS 3745) gathers anyone involved in the dissemination of mathematics towards society and among young people, especially in primary and secondary school.

The 2017 André Parent Prize

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:46

The André Parent Prize honours a research work led by a group of young mathematicians of secondary and high school. The research may or may not be supervised. It should handle a scientific subject in which mathematics play an important role. The selection committee takes into account the relevancy of the subject chosen, the mathematical skills of the candidates, as well as the capacity to present their subject to a general public audience.

European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:32

The next European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) will take place in Firenze (Italy) on April 9th-15th, 2018.

The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is an international mathematics competition similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, with two papers taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of school age. EGMO was first held in 2012.

Digitization of Grothendieck's archives in Montpellier University

Submitted by Insmi on Sat, 05/06/2017 - 14:02

On May, Wenesday 10th, an important part of the archives of Alexander Grothendieck will be put on line after an important work of digitization performed by Montpellier University. The documents which will be made available consist in unedited manuscripts representing most of Grothendieck's work between 1949 and 1991, mostly about algebraic geometry. After inventory and conservation measures, the digitization began in 2016 and 18 000 pages will be freely available on line.

Opening ceremony of the web site :

"Women of Mathematics throughout Europe" hosted at Cirm

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:40

women of maths​Thirteen portraits offering an unusual insight into mathematics... The Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (Cirm) in Marseille Luminy (France) will host the exhibition "Women of Mathematics throughout Europe, a gallery of portraits" as of March 6th, 2017 for International Women Day.

"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.

"Soccer: What are the Chances?"

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:32

R. Chetrite, R. Diel, and M. Lerasle, researchers at LJAD laboratory in Nice (France), just published "The Number of Potential Winners in Bradley-Terry Model in Random Environment" in Annals of Applied Probability. CNRS News explains how the mathematicians dealt with probabilities to help explain—and predict—why weaker teams sometimes come out on top.

Link to CNRS News article