CIRM celebrates its 40th anniversary!

Capture d'écran du communiqué de presse : 40 ans du CIRM-Luminy

Aix-Marseille Université, the CNRS and the Société Mathématique de France are pleased to invite you to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Centre international de rencontres mathématiques during the institutional day on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the CIRM-Luminy.

Under the supervision of Aix-Marseille Université, the CNRS and the French Mathematical Society, with the solid support of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the LabEx Carmin, the Archimede Institute, the Southern Region and the City of Marseille, the CIRM has been, for nearly 40 years, a tool of excellence at the service of the French and international mathematical community. The CIRM brings together more than 4,500 researchers from all over the world each year to spend a week or more in a unique place, created for them, to exchange, transmit and advance their research and science.
Its residential character, the richness of the mathematics it hosts and its annual number of visitors make this "Villa Médicis des Maths", located on the Luminy campus in Marseille, one of the most important world centres dedicated to the discipline.

A two-day programme for all

This anniversary is an opportunity to address all the CIRM's audiences. To its supervisory bodies, its partners, the members of its board of directors and scientific council, the scientific community, the mathematics students of Aix-Marseille Université and the high schools of the Aix-Marseille Academy.
Finally, the CIRM must open up more to the general public, participate in the understanding of the world through mathematics, and give a taste for science to the youth, which is why we have the pleasure of inviting you to this ceremony so that you can echo it.

For this, a rich and diverse program is offered, for all and all:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - institutional day

2:00 p.m.: Welcome of the guests
14:30: Screening of the CIRM film
14:35: Speeches by officials
3:15 pm: Screening of the anniversary film
3:30 pm: Break
4:00 pm: Round-table discussion between CIRM directors
5.15 pm: Exhibition by Sylvie Pic "Conversations traversantes"
6:00 pm: Announcement of the winner of the visual competition and the winner of the call for projects "A work of art for the 40th anniversary of the CIRM", co-organized with the Beaux arts de Marseille.
6:30 pm: Cocktail reception
8:30 pm : Mathematical theatre

Thursday 14 October 2021 - Scientific day

9am to 12.30pm: Scientific presentations
9:10 a.m.: Anne-Laure Dalibard - professor at Sorbonne University, member of the Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory (LJLL - CNRS, Sorbonne University & University of Paris)
10:00 am - 10:30 am: Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.: François Charles, Director of Research at the CNRS, member of the Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay (LMO - CNRS & Université Paris-Saclay)
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.: Javier Fernández de Bobadilla, Research professor at the Basque Center For Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Holder of the Jean-Morlet Chair at CIRM (2021 - Semester 2)

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Science dissemination day with 100 high school students
Exceptional presence of Etienne Ghys, Emeritus Director of Research at the CNRS, Permanent Secretary of the Academy of Sciences. He will give a talk for high schools at 2 p.m. (Light games)
Video message from Cédric Villani - mathematician, Fields Medal 2010, MP for Essonne - at 4:30 pm.
Mathematical workshops, exhibitions, treasure hunt/Escape game, discovery of the "Treasures" of the library, etc.
Presence of Denis Van Waerebeke, director of the series "Voyage au pays des maths". Films with commentary.

Complete program in the press kit and here :

In order to make this ceremony accessible to all those who cannot come, the two days will be entirely broadcasted live on the CIRM YouTube channel: official speeches, round-table of former directors, scientific presentations, public presentations.

Each mathematician, in France or abroad, is marked by his or her time at CIRM, and has unforgettable memories... They are our ambassadors throughout the world. You can listen to a few extracts from these testimonies in this short film presenting CIRM: https: //

Press release
40 years of the CIRM
Centre international de rencontres mathématiques
Mathematical Society of France