Scientific News

Vladimir Voevodski died on September 30th, 2017

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

A Professor at the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, since 2012, Vladimir Voevodsky worked on the homotopy theory of schemes, algebraic K-theory, and interrelations between algebraic geometry, and algebraic topology.

He was awarded the 2002 Fields Medal “especially for his work on motivic cohomology and homotopy theory for algebraic varieties and his proof of the Milnor conjecture.”

More info on the IAS website

Modelling a climatic and socio-ecological system

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:28

modélisation écologieResearchers 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.

Concours SMF junior: a new mathematical challenge for undergraduates and graduates!

Submitted by Insmi on Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:23

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.