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enMon, 03 Jun 2019 14:05:59 +0200Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:20:30 +0200Multiplication Reinvented
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Two researchers have developed a new method for multiplying very large numbers. A potentially historic advance for computer science.
https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/multiplication-reinventedTue, 04 Jun 2019 11:20:30 +0200Vincent Lafforgue Wins the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics
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Vincent Lafforgue, a senior researcher at the Institut Fourier, has won the Breakthrough Prize 2019 in Mathematics. This distinction rewards his career as a mathematician and especially his research on the Langlands programme. https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/vincent-lafforgue-wins-the-breakthrough-prize-in-mathematicsTue, 20 Nov 2018 10:38:30 +0100Alessio Figalli, Fields Medal 2018
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The Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli, 34 years old, with over a hundred scientific publications to his name, has just won the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal. We asked his former PhD co-director and Fields medalist Cédric Villani to speak to us about this brilliant mathematician.https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/alessio-figalli-fields-medal-2018Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:45:28 +0200French Mathematics in Rio
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France took its place at the renowned plenary lectures of the International Congress of Mathematicians held in August in Brazil, during which the Fields Medal winners were announced.https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/french-mathematics-in-rioFri, 10 Aug 2018 16:50:11 +0200Joseph Fourier is Still Transforming Science
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From JPEG images to the detection of gravitational waves, the work of Joseph Fourier, whose 250th anniversary was celebrated last month, led to numerous modern-day applications. Yet this would not ensure his place in posterity, despite this extraordinary researcher's return to grace.https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/joseph-fourier-is-still-transforming-scienceTue, 17 Apr 2018 09:37:29 +0200Bourbaki and the Foundations of Modern Mathematics
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A group of French mathematicians introduced an entirely new vision of their discipline. Yet despite decades of international recognition, Bourbaki remains shrouded in mystery.https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/bourbaki-and-the-foundations-of-modern-mathematicsTue, 08 Aug 2017 20:27:45 +0200Pretzels, Bagels, Doughnuts… and Topology
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Can treats from the bakery be an aid to understanding physics? In any case, it is the approach taken by the Nobel Committee to shed light on the work of the three winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, whose theoretical discoveries have solved some of the mysteries surrounding the nature of matter. Mathematician Mathieu Lewin explains…https://news.cnrs.fr/opinions/pretzels-bagels-doughnuts-and-topologyTue, 27 Jun 2017 09:37:35 +0200Yves Meyer, an Exceptional Mathematician
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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 at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis-Lions, to shed light on his contributions and their applications in fields ranging from image compression to the detection of gravitational waves.https://news.cnrs.fr/opinions/yves-meyer-an-exceptional-mathematicianTue, 21 Mar 2017 13:22:29 +0100Villani and Ávila: Two Men that Count
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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 Christoph Sorger, director of the CNRS National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and their Interactions (INSMI). https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/villani-and-avila-two-men-that-countMon, 13 Mar 2017 17:39:04 +0100Soccer: What Are the Chances?
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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 weaker teams sometimes come out on top?https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/soccer-what-are-the-chancesThu, 02 Feb 2017 11:16:15 +0100