2019 Wolf Prize in Mathematics

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 01/25/2019 - 16:42

Gregory Lawler and Jean-François Le Gall were awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize in Mathematics. Congratulations!

Jean-François Le Gall is a Professor at Université Paris-Sud, a member of the Laboratoire de mathématiques d’Orsay and a member of the French Académie des sciences.

He is awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize in Mathematics for his deep and elegant works on stochastic processes.

The Wolf Foundation mentions:

IMT – Académie des Sciences Awards 2019: call for applications

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 14:55

In 2019, the French Académie des Sciences will award two awards in one of the following scientific and technological fields: 

  • Digital transformation in industry,
  • Engineering for the energy and the environment,
  • Materials and manufacturing. 

The prizes are awarded to a scientist working in France, or elsewhere in Europe in close collaboration with a French team. There is however no citizenship requirement.

Simple groups of Morley rank 3 are algebraic

Submitted by Insmi on Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:12

Model theory is a branch of mathematical logic. Its modern history dates back to 1962. There is a way of measuring the size of the objects of model theory. At the end of the 1970s, the mathematicians Cherlin and Zilber made a conjecture concerning this size issue. While the logicians' community was starting to doubt the veracity of the conjecture, Olivier Frécon recently proved that the conjecture is true in an important particular case. 

Read the full text of the article in French

International mobility with China and Romania

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:48

Campus France agency for international mobility offers two programs in all scientific disciplines:

  • The Brancusi program with Romania aims at developping scientific and technological exchanges between France and Romania, notably new cooperations and collaborations including young researchers.

Funding is granted for two consecutive years and should be dedicated to mobility itself (subsistence allowances for Romanian researches; travel expenses of the French team).

Application deadline: February 7th, 2019

Sums of Gál type and applications

Submitted by Insmi on Fri, 12/21/2018 - 14:42

In 1949, the Hungarian mathematician István Sándor Gál, then research associate (attaché de recherche) at the CNRS, publishes the demonstration of a conjecture dating back to the 1930s, concerning the maximum size of a quantity of arithmetic nature belonging to a large family whose elements are now called "sums of Gál type". Not until the works of Lewko et Radziwiłł in 2017 was this result specified in the particular case considered by Gál.

Singular foliations with trivial canonical class

Submitted by Insmi on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:07

Poincaré-Koebe's theorem of uniformization enables to build a geometrical classification of surfaces. In 1984, Beauville and Bomogolov generalized this classification by considering a subset of varieties of greater dimensions: compact  Kähler manifolds with trivial canonical bundle. In a recent work, F. Loray, J.V. Pereira and F. Touzet give a foliated version of this generalisation. Their paper describes the structure of singular codimension one foliations with numerically trivial canonical bundle on complex projective manifolds.

French-Canadian student mobility

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:39

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) has just announced, in collaboration with MITACS, a new student mobility program, supporting Canadian undergrads, grad students and postdocs in undertaking medium term (3-6 month) research projects in France; and French undergrads and grad students in undertaking medium term (3-6 month) research projects in Canada.

More details can be found here

News from the CIMPA

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:56

The Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA) develops three main programs within the geographic areas of its activities: Africa, Central and South America, Asia. They are the CIMPA Research Schools, the Support for Training in Research program and the Short-Term Thematic funding program.

- 21 CIMPA Research Schools will be held in 2019. Check the list here and click on "list" for details and registration.