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03.21.2017
The mathematician Yves Meyer has just been awarded the Abel prize, one of the discipline's highest distinctions, for his research on the theory of wavelets. We asked Albert Cohen, mathematician...
Article
03.13.2017
Two key figures in French mathematics, Cédric Villani, Fields medalist in 2010, and Artur Ávila, the French-Brazilian winner of the prestigious prize in 2014, engage in an informal conversation with...
02.02.2017
To better understand how probabilities play out in soccer, researchers have just created a championship where the number of matches tends towards infinity. Could this help explain—and predict—why...
01.23.2017
However objective they may seem, the figures presented in legal cases are sometimes based on a misleading or ill-conceived use of mathematics. The mathematician Leila Schneps explains the phenomenon.
Article
12.13.2016
The winner of many prestigious prizes, Claire Voisin has received the 2016 CNRS Gold Medal, France’s highest scientific distinction, for her research in complex algebraic geometry. This “mathematical...
Article
07.20.2016
Researchers use computers to create the world's longest proof, and solve a mathematical problem that had remained open for 35 years.