The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg “ for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis".
"Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare" explores the intersection of art and science that defined a significant component of modern art at the beginning of the 20th century.
Jason Miller and Daniel Wise are the laureates of the second edition of the Poincaré Chair The two laureates of the Poincaré Chair for the academic year 2014/2015
The two laureates of the Poincaré Chair for the academic year 2014/2015 have just been announced. The international selection committee deliberated in favour of Jason Miller and Daniel Wise, who become the laureates of the second edition of the Poincaré Chair.
Jason Peter Miller is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. His research interests lie in probability theory and mathematical physics, with a focus on stochastic interface models including random surfaces, the Gaussian free field, Liouville quantum gravity, and the Schramm-Loewner evolution. Most recently, he has been working on the connections between these objects and with the scaling limits of random planar maps.
Daniel Wise is a professor at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on the interplay of nonpositively curved cube complexes with topology and combinatorial group theory. He aims to continue contemplating the key role that cube complexes play in understanding 3-manifolds and nearby infinite groups.
We are happy to announce the two-day workshop Advances in Quantum Cryptography which will be held in Paris on March 23-24, 2015.
Ce séminaire s'adresse aux étudiants à l'Université (tout niveau) et en classes préparatoires, ainsi qu'aux enseignants aussi bien en lycée, en classes préparatoires ou à l'Université. Il pourra également intéresser certains bons élèves de terminale. Son but est de présenter des mini-cours sur des sujets variés en mathématiques (voir programme) d'une durée d'environ 1h30. Les exposés sont suivis d'une collation conviviale. L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire.
Information-Based Complexity (IBC) is a very active field in applied mathematics and computer science. It covers a large range of applications among which statistical estimation has a natural place. On the other hand Statistical Learning and Model Selection are a major issues nowadays, especially with the Big Data challenges. They provide powerfull tools of estimation and as such are linked to IBC.
L’objectif de ce double exposé est de présenter à travers l’exemple de la classification binaire les deux grandes stratégies existantes: celle issue de la statistique et celle issue de l’apprentissage automatique. Les techniques classiques issues de ces deux points de vue seront expliquées et illustrées sur des exemples numériques à l’aide du logiciel R. L’exposé se terminera par une brève introduction au Big Data.
Speakers : Maître Alain Bensoussan, Arianna Caporali, Etienne Côme, Etalab
Free, but registration HERE
The workshop “Quantum Gravity in Paris 2015″ is the fifth in a regular series that aims at stimulating exchanges between different approaches to quantum gravity in all its aspects
"Integrable probability: Macdonald processes, quantum integrable systems and the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class" Ivan Corwin (Clay Mathematics Institute, Columbia University, Institute Henri Poincare, Packard Foundation).
Structures from representation theory and integrable systems provide tools in the discovery and analysis of certain probabilistic systems such as interacting particle systems, random growth models, directed polymers, random matrices, and random tilings. This has led to a better understanding of certain universal phenomena, such as the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class. We review advances in the past few years in this pursuit. The first of these talks will be introductory and suitable for graduate students (as well as more advanced researchers) while the second will be more focused towards researchers.
10.30 - 12.00 am : for graduate level students
2.30 - 5:00 pm : for a more
specialized audience (3:30 - 4.00 pm : coffee break)
Last updated on 03/24/2015