ANR (the French National Research Agency) will support the ANR project “MinMax” on min-max constructions, waist estimates, and related aspects in geometry and topology, minimal surface theory and geometric analysis, and computational geometry and algorithms. The project is led by Stéphane Sabourau (LAMA) and will involve members from LAMA, LIGM, as well as participants from Montpellier, Nancy, Grenoble, and Tours. It fits within the Images and Geometry research area of the Labex, and many aspects of the project have been discussed in the Labex working group Min-max theory and computational geometry.
The Bézout Labex offers 7 scholarships for outstanding students who wish to study at the master’s level in University Paris-Est in an integrated program combining mathematics and computer science. The deadline for application is May 10, 2019. See the dedicated webpage.
October 12, 2018: The France Culture radio channel studies the development of courses taught in English in French universities. At this occasion, a Bézout master’s student is interviewed, explaining the benefits of the mathematics and computer science track, taught in English, and why it allows to attract international students. The interview is available here.
May-June 2018: A course “Discrete topology and geometry and applications” is starting. It is aimed at a broad audience, so everyone’s welcome!
The course will cover some discrete theorems in topology (Sperner and Tucker) and geometry (Helly and Carathéodory) as well as several of their applications.
We will illustrate how these theorems offer elementary gateways to a diversity of results in game theory and fair division, in graph theory, in optimization and in geometric data analysis. We will start assuming only a general background in mathematics (continuity, vector spaces, etc.).
The course consists in six 2h lectures, one per week, it will start on Thursday, 24th of May, 2018 to end of June. Lectures will take place on Thursdays from 10am to noon, in the Coriolis building on the Descartes site.
All details can be found on the course webpage: http://monge.univ-mlv.fr/~goaoc/tgda2018.html