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INSMI stands for "National Institute for Mathematics and their Interactions". It is one of the ten scientific departments of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). INSMI's mission is to develop and coordinate the whole spectrum of French mathematical research, from the theoretical research to the various applications. The Institute contributes to structure the French mathematical community and attends to its integration within the international community.

Developing, coordinating and structuring the French mathematical community

As concerns research, INSMI not only supports internal developments in mathematical theories, it also encourages the interaction of mathematics with other disciplines and with society, so as to meet growing demand for modeling, quantitative analysis and simulation.

To carry out its mission, INSMI is careful to recruit a steady flow of young researchers and to promote researcher's mobility, whether thematic, geographical (domestic and international) or between institutions, to develop cross-cutting research structures and to take part in the creation of multidisciplinary programs and in cross-appointments for researchers.

In order to meet the demand for quick and efficient interaction between researchers, industry players and society in the field of mathematics, INSMI set up a tool named AMIES, an Agency for Mathematics in Interaction with Enterprises and Society. AMIES works in two directions: it promotes research collaborations with small and medium-sized enterprises and startup companies and develops programs, workshops and fairs encouraging students and young researchers to work hand in hand with industry.

INSMI also supports initiatives to disseminate knowledge and promote mathematics, especially with young people and the general public, through the AuDiMATH network, which coordinates all actors involved in initiatives aimed at disseminating mathematical knowledge and supports the popularization website "Images des mathématiques".


Laying the foundations for international cooperation

At the international level, INSMI is cautious to encourage mobility, collaboration and exchanges between researchers and research units. In addition to a large number of voluntary partnerships and collaboration agreements, among which Joint Research Projects (PRC) and International Program for Scientific Cooperation (PICS), INSMI organizes exchanges between networks through specific CNRS tools such as international joint units, international associated laboratories and international research networks.

Besides, INSMI supports international programs and research schools in developing countries through CIMPA, International Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics, a non-profit international organization established in France and a centre associated to UNESCO.

Moreover, to favor international interaction in mathematics and research in pairs, INSMI developed two international centres: the Institute Henri Poincaré (IHP) in Paris and the International Research Meetings in Mathematics (CIRM) in Luminy, next to Marseille, where thousands of mathematicians from all around the world take part in conferences, seminars and theme-based six-month sessions every year.

Developing professional networks supporting research

In addition, INSMI manages more national tools, whether solely or jointly, which aim at developing professional networks supporting research: these are mainly documentary and IT resources.
The Hadamard Library, the National Network for Mathematics Libraries (RNBM) and the Mathdoc unit serve as a national documentation resource network aiming both at documentation professionals and researchers.
As professional and skill-based networks stand the Mathrice network, which brings together computer specialists from mathematics laboratories, and the Computing group, which conducts exchanges between experts in scientific computing.

INSMI trusts the French mathematical community to host ICM 2022

INSMI believes the French mathematical community to be sufficiently strong and well-structured, but also adaptable and keen on encounters and challenges, so as to propose a large array of conferences and workshops, exhibitions and activities to share with the international community, whether they be confirmed researchers or younger ones. 
The structure of the French mathematical community and its organization, its collaboration with the industry players, its actions towards the general public as well as its openness to international cooperation and mobility, not to mention France's long tradition in mathematics and culture, can only act as a fertile ground for this international encounter to bloom upon.
Therefore, if ICM 2022 happens to take place in France, INSMI will dedicate its strength to helping the national community make this event as great as possible.

http://www.cnrs.fr/insmi/

 

Inria, the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, promotes scientific excellence for technology transfer and society.

Graduates from the world’s top universities, Inria's 2,600 employees rise to the challenges of mathematical modelling, computer science, numerical simulation and digital sciences.

Research at Inria is organised in `project teams’ which bring together researchers with complementary skills to focus on specific scientific projects. With this open, agile model, Inria is able to explore original approaches with its partners in academia and industry and provide an efficient response to the multidisciplinary and application challenges of the digital transformation. The source of many innovations that add value and create jobs, Inria transfers expertise and research results to companies (startups, SMEs and major groups) in fields as diverse as healthcare, transport, energy, communications, security and privacy protection, smart cities and the factory of the future.

The first  president of Inria was Jacques-Louis Lions, an outstanding specialist in the theory of partial differential equations. He won the John Von Neumann prize in 1986, was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1973, and chaired this Academy in 1997-1998. He chaired IMU from 1991 to 1995. He gave a plenary conference at ICM 1958 and was an invited speaker at ICM 1970.

Jacques-Louis Lions skilfully guided Inria to intensively develop the interactions between mathematics and computer science, physics, economy and industry. Today the INRIA project teams in Mathematics develop models and applications for various problems related to sustainable development, digital health, biology, energy, communication infrastructures, computing infrastructures, networks, and earth.

The 2018-2022 Inria scientific strategic plan has identified major issues in Digital Sciences, notably in Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Optimisation and Control, and aims to answer to big scientific challenges which include the following important topics in contemporary Mathematics: Multiscale everywhere and Computing tomorrow.

INRIA enthusiastically supports the project to organise ICM 2022 in Paris because of its many innovating components to show the living interactions of Mathematics with other sciences and industry,  to favour the participation of young mathematicians from everywhere in the world, and to illustrate the permanent influence of Mathematics to society, in particular culture, art, and education.
 

https://www.inria.fr/
 

The French Statistical Society (SFdS) is a learned society, heir
to the Paris Statistical Society founded in 1860. With more than 1000
members coming from industry and academia, its mission is to promote
the use and methodological development of statistics.

Thanks to the experience of its 13 specialized groups, the active involvement
of its members, and its numerous links with industry,  the SFdS is one of
France's key-players in the emerging "data science" sector.

Elected as head of the SFdS in 2015, my mandate has involved a push 
towards the subject of the massive increase in data, and the essential
role that statistics play in this new world. This unprecedented accumulation 
of available data requires statistics to rethink its fundamental bases in order to be able
to manage big databases, integrate multiple information sources, and make
decisions in real-time.

At the SFdS, we are convinced that this huge challenge will only be achieved by
opening the discipline up to all fields of mathematics, computer science, and artificial intelligence.
ICM 2022 in Paris will represent a unique opportunity for dialogue between mathematicians,
statisticians, and industrial partners. For this reason, the SFdS will be strongly involved in organizing
this important event!
 

https://www.sfds.asso.fr/

 

SMAI, Société des Mathématique Appliquées et Industrielles, is the French learned society dedicated to the promotion of industrial and applied mathematics. It was founded in 1983 under the impulsion of the outstanding French mathematician Jacques-Louis Lions during a « Congrès d’Analyse NUMérique » (CANUM). Different reasons can be brought forward to justify the necessity of this creation as well as the fact that there is no reference to France in its name but it has now entered the history of learned societies. The first president of SMAI was Roger Temam and one of its first major actions was to propose and obtain that the first ICIAM congress would take place in Paris in 1987. 

SMAI is nowadays a non-profit association of public interest that has about 1200 members. It promotes applied mathematics and contributes to their development in academic institutions, private companies, publishing houses, teaching and training of researchers and engineers. As a matter of fact, SMAI has been deeply involved in the creation of AMIES, a French labex, the math-industry French agency. 

In order to encourage applied mathematics, SMAI awards different prizes, most of them in collaboration with the French Academy of Sciences and other partners, and dedicated to reward outstanding established or young applied mathematicians. In particular, in memory of the first promoter of SMAI, every two years a mathematician working in the wide variety of subjects promoted by Jacques-Louis Lions is awarded the eponym prize (let us mention that Denis Serre is the 2017 prize-winner). SMAI is also publishing journals of very high standard levels in different areas of applied mathematics and two collections of scientific books. It is therefore very interested in the current questions of open access. 

SMAI organizes two leading recurrent events: on odd years the « SMAI 2n+1 » conference, dedicated to a wide range of applied mathematics including scientific computations, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, control, applied probability, statistics, image processing, high performance computing, financial mathematics…. with industrial and poster sessions. On even years, the « French numerical analysis conference » CANUM 2n and other conferences organized by the activity groups of SMAI.  Year 2017 was the 50th birthday of the CANUM and attendees of SMAI 2017 had a cheerful puzzling testimony by Jean Céa and Jean-François Maître in person, organizers of the first CANUM. 

Another event organized by the SMAI is the CEMRACS, « Centre d’Eté Mathématique de Recherche Avancée en Calcul Scientifique », a sort of scientific summer camp, divided in a training week and a much longer session dedicated to working on industrial or applied projects. 2018 being the International Year of Biology, CEMRACS 2018 will be naturally dedicated to the numerical and mathematical modelling for medical and biological applications.

SMAI helps funding groups of young applied mathematicians with the BOUM projects, to promote and foster original ideas from the community of young researchers or PhD students.

Jointly with the CNRS (the French major science agency),  SMAI is also at the origin,  of the RMI meetings, the maths-industry encounters, thematic half-days of interaction between mathematicians and companies on a wide variety of subjects such as agriculture, music, finance, quantum chemistry, risk, HPC, sport, ….

Apart from these events and other manifestations, SMAI is deeply invested in the promotion of the mathematical employment in companies specifically for students in mathematics. With the learned society SfdS and AMIES, they created in 2012, the FEM (« forum emploi maths »), the Math Career Fair, a yearly unique large and successful event gathering academics, companies and students with a yearly average of 2000 participants.

SMAI is also very attached to educational questions, particularly in promoting the idea that studying applied mathematics is a wonderful way of being hired on very good positions as well as developing and studying nice and very high level mathematical concepts or theories without loosing one’s scientific personality.

It has also wide interactions with other national and international learned societies in and outside Europe (in particular with ICIAM and EMS) and is member of the steering committee of CIMPA, helping mathematicians and particularly the young ones in developing countries where working conditions are not very good.

The idea of having and supporting ICM2022 in Paris, with a very large purpose, willing to involve the whole French mathematical community, in the whole country, from the youngest to the oldest, but also with a dynamics towards the countries of French language has been approved by the board of SMAI. The reasonable budget proposed for this event that would allow many young and not so young male and female mathematicians to attend ICM2022 and satellite events is in complete accordance with the view that SMAI has of Mathematics as a way of promoting humanity, equality, life, science, technology … and of course a French mathematical school of the highest level. This congress would also be a great opportunity to advertise the importance of Mathematics for our society and in particular for its industrial and technological development. And all this thrills us.

Paris, October 5th, 2017.
Th. Horsin, president of SMAI.
 

http://smai.emath.fr/

 

The French Mathematical Society (Société mathématique de France – SMF), learned society created in 1872, aims at promoting the Mathematics and the research in Mathematics toward all the audiences and the public actors (private companies, industries, public services, politics, ...). The SMF represents more than 1850 members, and plays various roles in the French and international mathematical community. 

1-    Organisation of congresses and conferences for various audiences, outreach activities :
-    The series of conferences "Un texte, un mathématicien" (« A text, a mathematician ») is intended for high school students and teachers. For the last 15 years, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 4 mathematicians present every year an important historical scientific text, its consequences on today’s Mathematics, and its applications to other sciences. The originality lies in the fact that, during the weeks preceding these successful conferences, the high school students have followed a series of preparative sessions allowing them to fully understand the talk of the speaker. 
-    The series "Une question, un chercheur" (« A question, a researcher ») promotes, twice a year, interactions between  students and a mathematician or a physicist.
-    Every two years, the SMF congresses gather the French mathematical community during one week. All themes are represented, from theory to applications.  The first congress took place in Tours in 2016, the second one will happen in Lille in 2018.
-    Starting in 2019, the « CIRM-SMF weeks » are one week-conferences held at the Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques in Marseille. A key feature of these selected conferences, financially supported by the SMF, is to encourage the participation of young colleagues (PhD students, postdocs, ...) by organizing mini-courses, special sessions dedicated to them, and poster sessions, to facilitate their integration in the community. 
-    Larger scale meetings with foreign learned societies are regularly programmed. For instance, in 2021, Grenoble will welcome a joint meeting between the SMF and the American Mathematical Society.
-    The workshops « Etats de la recherche » are meant for experts to establish, during three days (around 3 times a year), a state-of-the-art in a very active mathematical domain. 

2-    Acting as the voice of  the French mathematical community: 
The SMF is regularly consulted on societal issues related to Mathematics : teaching, school programs, Maths in the society, Maths for the industry, applications of Maths, also on more specific problems : financial support of theoretical research, how to publish an article, various models of scientific publications,... We also serve as a reference for the media when mathematical news arise. 
We organize, together with other associations or learned societies, national meetings around important questions (regarding e.g. issues regard teaching, perspectives in Mathematics).

3-    Communication toward the community: 
Through our website (which will be entirely upgraded in a few months), our Twitter account, our regular internal newspaper (La Gazette des mathématiciens), our monthly electronic letter, the SMF communicates to its members the relevant news related to Mathematics and its applications. 

4-    The SMF is an independent publishing house: 
The SMF acts as an independent, non-profit, publishing house, with no recurrent financial support from any institution or private company. We manage 4 international peer-reviewed journals and 5 book collections, as well as other specialized publications. We publish every year approximately 7.500 original pages of Mathematics (which represents 4 millions printed pages in 45.000 volumes a year), and take care of the whole process of publication, from submission, proofs edition, to the diffusion in more than 70 countries.
The SMF is developing an ambitious politicy adapted to the digital transformation of the world of scientific publications. 

5-    The SMF and the CIRM
The SMF, together with the CNRS and Aix-Marseille-Université, administrates the Centre international de rencontres mathématiques (CIRM), which hosts every year more than 3.500 mathematicians from all around the worlds, spread over approximately 70 conferences (each one lasting from 3 days to 6 weeks). 

6-    Prizes of the SMF
The SMF prizes aim at rewarding the initiatives in outreach and teaching in Mathematics, as well as promoting research for students.
-    The D’Alembert and Jacqueline Ferrand prizes : they reward, respectively, recent actions toward the dissemination of Mathematics, and original ideas or initiatives in maths teaching. The D’Alembert prize was founded in 2002, the Jacqueline Ferrand prize will be awarded for the first time in 2018.
-    In 2017 the first « SMF junior competition » was organized. The objective is to promote team research for master’s students. 10 problems related to actual research in various thematics (algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, modelling, probabilities, dynamical systems, measure theory, number theory, topology) have been proposed, and the students had 10 days to work on them and to submit partial or complete solutions. This competition gives students a new vision of Mathematics, allowing time for finding solutions, and promoting team collaborations and originality.

7-    There are many other actions : sponsorship of local activities, sponsoring of conferences, ...

8-    The ICM and the SMF:
The ICM is an important moment in the life of the international mathematical community.
First, the ceremony and the awards given to brillant colleagues put a focus on recent most spectacular progresses in our science. The congress creates the occasion to gather the community, to meet colleagues from all the continents and share important moments as well as key scientific advances with them, in particular with the younger ones. 
It is fundamental to take advantage of these privileged, media-friendly, moments to encourage and promote, as the SMF does,  the humanist and universality values shared by all scientists, to show the beauty, the necessity and the usefulness of Mathematics, and more generally to foster Mathematics and its applications to all audiences, and more specifically to :
-    students, who will hold innovation and progress in the near future, 
-    politics , who shall support the scientific education at all levels,
-    private companies and industries, whose development depends on scientific advances.
The French mathematical community already possesses a unique national-wide structure, and is very active through its numerous associations, foundations, and of course learned societies. The ICM in Paris would constitute an excellent opportunity for Mathematics in France, and hopefully for Mathematics in the world. 
Hosting the ICM in Paris would permit France to work during many years on the ambitious project proposed by the organizing committee, which focuses on the points mentioned above. For all these reasons, the French mathematical society would be more than happy to contribute to the success of this important event.

 

http://smf.emath.fr/

 

 

The Bézout Labex – a “laboratory of excellence” created in 2011 after selection by an international committee –  is a unique top-level international center of over 200 researchers working at the crossroads of mathematics and computer science. It is composed of three research units: the CERMICS and LAMA, which specialize in mathematics, and the LIGM, which specializes in computer science. Located east of Paris in Marne-la-Vallée and Créteil, the Labex provides an interdisciplinary environment where mathematics, applied mathematics and computer science interact both at the research and teaching level.

The motto of the Bézout Labex is “Models and algorithms: from the discrete to the continuous”, with research activities organized into 4 themes: discrete mathematics and algorithms, stochastic and deterministic models, images and geometry, and high-dimensional phenomena. Applications in the industry, in areas such as imaging, architecture, health and medicine, urban planning, telecommunications, networks and finance are also developed.

In order to stimulate international collaboration and enhance interaction between mathematics and computer science, the Bézout Labex offers financial support to invitate of international experts and organize conferences, workshops and special programs on the Labex’s themes. In addition, it seeks to develop graduate student exchanges with international partners by granting master’s fellowships to foreign students and encouraging co-supervised PhDs.

The Bézout Labex has established connections with other mathematics Labex in the Paris area, such as the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris and the Fondation Jacques Hadamard in Saclay, as well as the Institut Henri Poincaré, to form a doctoral and post-doctoral network supported by the Île-de-France region. Moreover, the Bézout Labex has projects with other research teams at Paris-Est University, such as those at the Henri Mondor Hospital, the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel and the Institut Géographique National, to advance the applications of mathematics and computer science to other fields and industry.

On behalf of the Bézout Labex, we commit ourselves to support the French application to host the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Paris in 2022. 
Signatories
Philippe Loubaton (Labex Bézout Director)
Hajer Bahouri  (Labex Bézout Deputy Director) 
 

 

http://bezout.univ-paris-est.fr/en

 

More than any other science, mathematics thrive on scientific exchanges between researchers from all countries, in turn collaborators and competitors, exchanges taking the form of conferences or invitations. This dominant role of exchange and hosting can be explained by various factors: intrinsic difficulty of mathematical communication, fundamental importance of ideas, inspiration and confrontation of points of view, limited importance of experimentation.

The first international mathematical institutes date back to the first half of the twentieth century: Mittag-Leffler in Sweden (1916), Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris (1928), Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1930), Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut in Oberwolfach (1942)... Organised around prestigious permanent members, they would invite the sharpest and most promising mathematicians. In the second half of the twentieth century, a new model started to emerge: institutes entirely dedicated to hosting visiting researchers, with a tight leadership and a small administrative team. These institutes operate as “hotels” with successive organisers and invitation programmes. The reference models are the MFO from the sixties on, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley (1982).

In France, four institutes with national and international scope occupy complementary niches, covering the whole spectrum of services for hosting researchers and promoting exchanges that are offered to the national and international community: the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP), the Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques [International Centre for Mathematical Conferences) (CIRM), the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques [Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies] (IHÉS) and the Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées [International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics] (CIMPA). 
These four institutes participate in the organisation, excellence and visibility of French mathematics. Their scientific expertise covers all fields in direct interaction with mathematics: this includes in particular theoretical physics which makes up as much as one third of the activity of some of these institutes; but also theoretical computer sciences, and other fields as well. 

The Labex CARMIN fosters and federates actions involving these four French national institutes devoted to mathematics and tightly related sciences.
Its main goals are: 
(i) allow these centers to maintain their tradition of excellence and achieve the financial means by which they can be internationally competitive;
(ii) reinforce coordination between partners to arrive at a stable and well-organized tool, providing a complete coordinated range of services for the French and international community;
(iii) develop and diversify their activities.

CARMIN consortium supports the French candidacy for the organisation of the ICM 2022 and will accompany the event by the organisation of satellite conferences, summer schools, social events and by hosting some of the participants.
 

More than any other science, mathematics thrive on scientific exchanges between researchers from all countries, in turn collaborators and competitors, exchanges taking the form of conferences or invitations. This dominant role of exchange and hosting can be explained by various factors: intrinsic difficulty of mathematical communication, fundamental importance of ideas, inspiration and confrontation of points of view, limited importance of experimentation.

The first international mathematical institutes date back to the first half of the twentieth century: Mittag-Leffler in Sweden (1916), Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris (1928), Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1930), Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut in Oberwolfach (1942)... Organised around prestigious permanent members, they would invite the sharpest and most promising mathematicians. In the second half of the twentieth century, a new model started to emerge: institutes entirely dedicated to hosting visiting researchers, with a tight leadership and a small administrative team. These institutes operate as “hotels” with successive organisers and invitation programmes. The reference models are the MFO from the sixties on, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley (1982).

In France, four institutes with national and international scope occupy complementary niches, covering the whole spectrum of services for hosting researchers and promoting exchanges that are offered to the national and international community: the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP), the Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques [International Centre for Mathematical Conferences) (CIRM), the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques [Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies] (IHÉS) and the Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées [International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics] (CIMPA). 
These four institutes participate in the organisation, excellence and visibility of French mathematics. Their scientific expertise covers all fields in direct interaction with mathematics: this includes in particular theoretical physics which makes up as much as one third of the activity of some of these institutes; but also theoretical computer sciences, and other fields as well. 

The Labex CARMIN fosters and federates actions involving these four French national institutes devoted to mathematics and tightly related sciences.
Its main goals are: 
(i) allow these centers to maintain their tradition of excellence and achieve the financial means by which they can be internationally competitive;
(ii) reinforce coordination between partners to arrive at a stable and well-organized tool, providing a complete coordinated range of services for the French and international community;
(iii) develop and diversify their activities.

CARMIN consortium supports the French candidacy for the organisation of the ICM 2022 and will accompany the event by the organisation of satellite conferences, summer schools, social events and by hosting some of the participants.

 

http://www.ihp.fr/en/institute/IHP/labExCARMIN


http://www.ihp.fr/en/carminpartners


 

AMIES, the Agency for Interaction in Mathematics with Business and Society is a French organization that aims to develop relations between academic research teams in mathematics and business, especially SMEs. AMIES works in partnership with many other French institutions in Mathematics. AMIES has three main objectives :
    • To encourage and support new collaborations specifically with SMEs; and increase the notoriety of the value of Mathematics for companies.
    • To mobilize, motivate and (in)form academic researchers concerning such collaborations. 
    • To change the image of mathematical research and raise its public awareness, especially for (future) students. ?
AMIES was created in 2011 at the initiative of the National Institute for Interaction in Mathematics (INSMI ) of the CNRS. It relies on a network of facilitators and correspondents in mathematical departments that promote and strengthen contacts between them and companies.
AMIES is a founding member of the European network Eu-Maths-In, created in December 2013, and which shares the same objectives at the European level and now includes 17 countries. Within Eu-Maths-In AMIES is in charge of the service of jobs announcements  that has been extended at European level in 2014.
The main AMIES programs are:
    • The PEPS (First Exploratory Projects support) aimed at supporting the initiation of new math-industry collaborations.
    • The SEME  (Mathematics-Enterprises Study Weeks) that draw on European Study Groups International (ESGI)
    • The Math Jobs Forum, bringing together students, businesses and math departments.
    • The math-business PhD prize, awarded each year under the aegis of the three French mathematical learned societies, SFdS , SMAI and SMF.
    • To support  events (workshops, conferences, etc.) that highlight particular business relationship, for instance the CEMRACS, in partnership with Inria and SMAI.

Note also that some years ago, AMIES ordered a Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Mathematics (EISEM), conducted by CMI and which was published on May 2015
AMIES has supported from the beginning the idea of organising an ICM in France, and is one of the organisations that support the Bid for the ICM 2022 to take place in Paris. AMIES is convinced that this would be an opportunity to showcase the importance of Mathematics for the society and for companies. In collaboration with the entreprises' club MEDEF and with the companies supporting the Bid ICM2022-Paris AMIES will work in the direction of organizing events and shedding light on the important collaboration and impact of Mathematics in our societies.

http://www.agence-maths-entreprises.fr/a/

 

The purpose of Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard (FMJH) is to bring together the mathematicians of the Paris-Saclay campus in order to form a research community of the highest caliber. Its founding members are CNRS and the math departments of ENS Paris-Saclay (CMLA), Université Paris-Sud (LMO Orsay), and École Polytechnique (CMAP and CMLS), as well as IHES. Seven member institutions of Université Paris-Saclay have joined FMJH as associate members.

Located in the heart of a major center for mathematics and engineering, FMJH concentrates on research in pure and applied mathematics. Scientifically, it aims to promote openness and exchange between mathematics and other disciplines and between mathematics and the commercial sector. At the institutional level, the foundation is focused on international exchange and plans to introduce new collaborations with its partners abroad in order to encourage an attitude of openness and intellectual mixing between the partner institutions.

Here is an overview of FMJH activities.
- Fellowships at master, PhD and postdoctoral levels.
- Reorganization of Paris-Saclay master level curricula under a single banner.
- Reorganization of Paris-Saclay PhD programs under a single banner.
- International networks (Brazil, China) and exchange programs (Rumania, Russia), support to master programs (Cuba, Ivory Coast, Vietnam).
- Support to mathematicians working at interfaces (life sciences, engineering, ICST, theoretical physics).
- Hosting of research programs with industrial partners.
- Once a year, a distinguished PhD/research lecture series: Hadamard lectures.
See https://www.fondation-hadamard.fr

The foundation seeks to illustrate the exceptional vitality of research mathematics through its partnerships with students, businesses, and the international community. An International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris would fit wonderfully with this aim. Therefore FMJH has strongly supported the Paris bid since its inception, including financially.
 

France is proud of its mathematics. The prizes won by her mathematicians as well as the number and quality of their publications make our country the most renowned in this science, equal with the United States of America. French mathematics enjoys international recognition and attracts many researchers from all over the world. 

Paris, in particular, is in many ways a place like no others in the world for mathematics. With 1800 researchers (including  900 permanents over 4 000 in France) in its schools and universities, training nearly one third of the Master students, it is the largest mathematics community in the world. Let’s recall that University Pierre et Marie Curie is 3rd for mathematics in Shanghai Ranking (and the 1st university outside the USA). The Ecole Normale Supérieure, University Paris-Diderot and University Paris-Dauphine, all located in Paris, are among the 100 firsts.

The Foundation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris (FSMP) brings together this very unique community. Its founders and scientific partners are University Pierre et Marie Curie, University Paris-Diderot,CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, University Paris-Dauphine,  Inria, University Paris-Descartes, University Paris-Nord, University Paris 1-Sorbonne, the mathematics teams of IDEX PSL (EHESS, Mines ParisTech, Observatoire de Paris), and the mathematics chairs of the Collège de France. These ten last years, the FSMP managed to unify theses institutions, which contributed to boost the excellence, visibility and attractivity of Paris mathematics. It leads and supports various programs (master scholarships, Ph.D and postdoctoral fellowships, scientific research stays, research chairs) covering all levels from Master degree to top rank research.

The FSMP is located at the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP), the famous « House of mathematicians », which welcomes many international conferences and workshops. The FSMP and the IHP work together on several projects. Otherwise, with other partners, we form an effective network dedicated to the development and enhancement of mathematical research in Paris area, with the support of the Région Île-de-France.  

Although it is devoted primarily to its laboratories and research teams, the FSMP also organizes many events for audiences beyond the academic community, like the world of the industry or the general public. Its ambition to make mathematics known beyond its usual audience is one of the reasons that led the FSMP to support the French candidature to host the ICM 2022.

The FSMP’s interest in the ICM is not new. Each time since 2010 – date of the first ICM since the creation of the FSMP – we are proud to see our researchers invited as plenary or sectional speakers (in almost all sections).  Besides, the FSMP highly contributed to make the ICM known in France. Thus, in 2010, to make up for the absence of the great French media in Hyderabad, we held the only blog relating a diary of the Congress, which day-to-day report was used as a source of information by French journalists. Four years later, we renewed the experience and this time we were not alone: several other French blogs shared reports and memories of Seoul Congress (ICM 2014). 

The ICM 2022 shall be a very unique moment, not only for the French mathematics community, but for the whole France. The FSMP has from day one and still does support Paris candidature. Of course, we’ll be fully committed in the Congress organization if its hold in Paris.
 

https://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/