The Foundation's Prize Laureates

Foundation's Prize laureates

Foundation's Prize 2011: Ivan Nourdin

 For year 2011-2012, the Prize goes to Ivan Nourdin, from University of Nancy.

Ivan Nourdin is a young researcher in Probabilities in University of Nancy. As the laureate of the Prize, he will make a extended research stay in the LPMA and give a course entitled Approximation gaussienne à l’aide du calcul de Malliavin, De la méthode de Stein à l’universalité in the Collège de France, 3 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris.

Date and time of the lectures

The lectures take place on Mondays January 23th and 30th, February 6th, 13th, March 5th, 12th and 19th.

The first lecture, on Januray 23th followed by a ceremony when the Prize has been officially given to Ivan Nourdin.

Click here to see the video of the ceremony.

Click here to watch the videos of the lectures. 

Click here to download the poster of the course.

Click here to find the lectures notes.


Foundation's Prize 2010: Caucher Birkar

The Foundation's Prize goes for year 2010-2011 to Caucher Birkar, university lecturer in Cambridge.

The Foundation's Prize for year 2010 goes to Caucher Birkar, from University of Cambridge. His research fields are algebraic geometry and mathematical logic.

Read more about Caucher Birkar...


Clik here to watch the videos of Caucher Birkar's lectures on birational geometry.


Foundation's Prize 2009: Jérémie Szeftel

The Foundation's Prize goes for year 2009-2010 to Jérémie Szeftel, previously visiting assistant professor in Princeton University. He's joined the Departement Mathématiques et Applications of the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

 Jérémie Szeftel's research deals with numerical analysis and partial differential equations theory. He works on the "L2 curvature problem" in General Relativity. 

Jérémie Szeftel is giving a course entitled Autour de la conjecture de courbure L2 en Relativité Générale from 10th of March to 26th of May 2010. The lectures will take place everey wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11h30 a.m. at the Collège de France's annexe located at 3 rue d'Ulm, Paris 5e. Click here to watch the videos of his lectures (in french).

 To know more about the laureate:



Foundation’s Prize 2008: Sergey Neshveyev

NeshveyevFor the academic year 2008-2009, the Foundation's Award goes to: Sergey Neshveyev, Associate Professor, University of Oslo.

The recipient is giving since 6th February 2009 a course entitled Compact quantum groups and their representation categories. The course is about the operator algebraic approach to quantum groups, emphasizing the role of categories in the study of group actions, potential theory and differential geometry. 

The course is divided in ten two-hours lectures that will take place every friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the IHP.

For the first time the laureate's course has been recorded. The researchers and students who could not attend some lectures or the whole course are now able to watch the videos by following this link.

To read more about Sergey Neshveyev and his current research :

If you are interested to read his books "Compact Quantum Groups and Their Representation Categories" written with Lars Tuset, please click here

The paper version in hard edition (co-edition  Société Mathématique de France & Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris) is available for sale on the SMF web site:  list price  50 euros ($75),  SMF Member price  35 euros ($53) (excluding Shipping cost)


Foundation’s Prize 2007: Grégory Miermont 


Grégory Miermont was the first Foundation's laureate, in 2007. He was newly promoted Professor at Orsay University's Department of Mathematics (UMR 8628 Laboratoire de Mathématiques d’Orsay - CNRS - Univ. Paris XI - Paris-Sud), he spent one year in University Pierre et Marie Curie's Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires (UMR 7599 CNRS, UPMC, UPD,

To know more about Grégory Miermont :

As 2007's laureate Grégory Miermont gave, from February to May 2008, a lecture entitled Cartes aléatoires in the Institut Henri Poincaré. To know more about Cartes aléatoires, click here